Prednisone is an immunosuppressive drug, though necessary in some cases, is associated with serious long-term side effects such as cataracts, bone loss, weakening of the immune system, and many others. One of the most serious complications from prednisone is the risk of osteoporosis, which occurs from the bone loss.
Just got a voicemail message from a client who has had what she said is recurring "sciatica" pain.
"hi, I'm calling to say I'm confined to my house. My doctor says I have a hairline fracture of my right femur and he is pretty sure it is caused by the Prednisone."
When analyzing pain, sometimes it's helpful to consider the possible cause of pain could very likely be caused by drugs as evidenced by this person's experience with being on Prednisone for 5 months.
Catee Ingwersen is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.