High dosages of oral corticosteroids taken daily for prolonged periods of time can have serious systemic side effects including bone loss ( osteoporosis), increased risk of infections and diabetes and cataracts, thinning of skin, stretch marks, increased facial/body hair growth, acne, fluid retention, weight gain with redistribution of fat (fat deposits on back and face, thinning of limbs), muscle weakness, decreased resistance to infections, stomach ulcers, mood swings, insomnia, suppression of the body's own production of cortisol, etc.
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Every Board Certified pain management specialist on our team can treat numerous types of chronic and acute pain conditions. Not only do our pain specialists treat back pain , shoulder pain , headaches and arthritis , but they can also help those who have degenerative disc disease, facet joint pain, herniated discs, hip pain and knee pain, as well as many other types of ailments. If you’re searching for pain consultants who can identify what is causing your pain and provide the most effective way to treat it, call the University Pain Medicine Center office closest to you.