I see this happen all the time.
The other day, I was on the a popular forum called "Veritas Health" and I came across this story:
A lady was mentioning that she has had back pain on and off for over 5 years. A couple of years ago she was told that she had a herniation at L3 - L4 and was told she would need surgery.
She refused and luckily her back pain went away for over a year, however this time it was different. The pain had recently gotten way, way worse. It was unbearable...
Reluctantly, she decided to visit her doctor again hoping that he would have a different solution from the previous visit (which was more medications, and surgery).
This time instead of giving her a higher dose of painkillers and flexeril he recommended they try a cortisone injection.
And guess what happened?
To her surprise it worked!
Until 8 weeks later the pain came back with a vengeance.
So she did what many of...