Is there a definite risk of dementia from cortisone shots and medications for headaches...?

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    Is there a definite risk from cortisone shots and medications for headaches and back and neck pain of getting early dementia? Betty.

     

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    Dear Betty;

     

    Although steroids can cause cognitive problems, I know of no such data showing a relationship to early dementia using steroids in shots, etc.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: February 24, 2011