We note these studies not to discourage you from undergoing epidural steroid injections, but rather to help foster well-rounded discussions with your doctor. These injections have been shown to provide excellent pain relief in many patients (particularly those who have had symptoms for less than 3 months, not had a previous spine surgery, are younger than 60 years, and don’t smoke). However, epidural steroid injections are not magic bullets. Before starting injection therapy, talk to your doctor about the specific risks and benefits for you.
I had a son who had a lot of dental work done a few years back. He had 2 terribly infected molars which we pulled out and used the wisdom teeth in place of them. My orthodondist assured me it can be done on the top teeth. Through the whole process I used Young Living oils in capsuls for pain, rubbed the foot points for teeth and used a natural socket gel my dentist gave us after the treatment for a few days. I never filled or had him take any prescription or antibiotics for removing these infected molars or his bottom wisdom teeth that were pulled a year or so later. It was stressful for me to take this on, as I had never used oils for this situation before. I knew I needed to do my best with everything I have learned over the past 10 years. My dentist also has a healing laser which he used to speed up the healing. My son was jumping on the trampoline with no bleeding the morning after getting his molars pulled. I was shocked and amazed!
Progestins , the most important of which is progesterone , are the other type of female sex hormone and are named for their role in maintaining pregnancy (pro- gestation ). Estrogens and progestins are secreted cyclically during menstruation . During the menstrual cycle , the ruptured ovarian follicle (the corpus luteum ) of the ovary produces progesterone, which renders the uterine lining receptive to the implantation of a fertilized ovum . Should this occur, the placenta becomes the main source of progesterone, without which the pregnancy would terminate. As pregnancy progresses, placental production of progesterone increases, and these high doses suppress ovulation , preventing a second conception . The contraceptive quality of progesterone led to the development of structurally modified progestins and estrogens—the oral contraceptives known as birth-control pills, used by women to prevent unwanted pregnancy.