Traumeel and Cortisone Essay

887 Words Nov 16th, 2013 4 Pages
Traumeel and Cortisone
In the field of pain management, a common condition seen in patients are migraine headaches. According to The American Academy of Pain Management’s website, painmed.org, “When asked common types of pain, respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that headache or migraine pain (15%).” One treatment used on all patients who continuously suffer from migraines is a cervical facet injection. .According to board-certified pain management specialist, Cecil Graham MD, “Two types of medications that are used during a facet injection are Traumeel or Cortisone mixed with local ansethics (a drug that produces local anesthesia) such as Lidocane and Procaine.” Both Traumeel and Cortisone are
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According to pain management specialist Cecil Graham MD :
Cortisone mimics a type of steroid that is produced naturally in the human body by a gland called the adrenal gland. Cortisol is released from the adrenal gland when the body is under stress. Natural cortisone is released into the blood stream and is relatively short-acting. Injectable cortisone is synthetically produced and has several different trade names for example, Celestone, Kenalog, etc., but it is a close derivative of the human body's own product. The most significant differences are that synthetic cortisone is not injected into the blood stream, but into a particular area of inflammation (Cecil Graham MD).
Cortisone does not actually treat the problem that is causing the migraine; it only provides the body temporary relief. In addition, according to cortisonesideeffects.net:
Cortisone injection side effects which may lead to nerve damage, death of bone in the joint, pain and weakening of tendon, joint infection and the thinning of skin within the joints. Another possible side effect Cortisone injection is the osteonecrosis which will arise when a bone dies close to the cortisone shots site. According to study, too much of corticosteroid shots may possibly lead to the destructions of the tendon in the joint. Cortisone injection is only limited to four injection per joint each year (2).
Injectable cortisone is a synthetic steroid that’s has many common side