The lower back epidural injections for stenosis did nothing for me. The Hyalan type injections for my shoulders did nothing as well.Had this done by an anesthesiologist who now operates a “pain clinic” at a small hospital on L.I. N.Y. In my case, taking steroids that are not effective, is not worth the risk. So far I’m doing the best on Medical Marijuana and Ibuprofen twice or 3 times a day, Plus PT twice a week. Check out the latest issue of Consumer Reports for an extensive article on Back Pain. Good luck with your treatment choice and don’t believe everything the doctor tells you. Check the treatments and drugs yourself, reading and talking to fellow sufferer’s and ask tough questions, of the doctors.