No. Back injections are not harmful if they are done appropriately. We’re very judicious on how often and what type of doses we use when we perform back injections for chronic pain. We have seen unfortunately physicians or patients have come in from different physicians that may end up having 20-30 different back injections and yes.
The way I explain to people is that anything in excess is harmful to you whether that be taking pills in excess, doing back injections for pain in excess even eating certain things like a hamburger in excess can be harmful to you but every modality that we incorporate from physical therapy, medications, injections, surgeries we do it very judiciously and appropriately to each one of our patients to minimize the amount of harm or potential for harm with each modality.