Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti Discusses Steroid Injections for Back Pain

Written by Laura Dyrda | October 12, 2012 | Print  |
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, chairman of the American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians, was recently featured in an Every Day Health report discussing the recent fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections from a compounding pharmacy.
In the article, Dr. Manchikanti discussed compounding pharmacies, how patients can monitor whether they were infected and the safety and efficacy of steroid injections.

"The procedure is extremely safe when it is performed with proper diagnosis, indication and medically necessary, in a well-trained, qualified physician's hands, in a sterile setting, using drugs appropriately," Dr. Manchikanti said in the article. He also mentioned several ways future outbreaks can be prevented.

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