Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Cervical Disc Disease?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Michael B Furman, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Corticosteroids

Used to treat inflammatory cervical radiculopathy. Have anti-inflammatory properties and cause profound and varied metabolic effects. Corticosteroids modify the body's immune response to diverse stimuli.

Prednisone (Sterapred)

Decreases inflammation by inhibiting polymorphonuclear leukocyte and fibroblast migration, stabilizing lysosomes, and decreasing capillary permeability.

Methylprednisolone dose pack (Solu-Medrol, Medrol, Depo-Medrol)

Decreases inflammation by inhibiting polymorphonuclear leukocyte and fibroblast migration, stabilizing lysosomes, and decreasing capillary permeability.


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