The ‘Two-Pin’ technique increases sanitation for multiple dose vial users. They draw with the first pin, and then shoot/inject into the body with a new one. This procedure prevents any residual contaminants that may have remained on the drawing pin from being transferred into the body via the injection site. It also makes injection less painful since the drawing needle is necessarily dulled during passage through the rubber stopper atop the vial. A dulled needle increases injection pain because it doesn’t pierce the body as cleanly as an unused one. The protocol below is followed by AAS users who draw from multiple dose vials, but steps 4 - 8 are routinely disregarded by those users who draw from ampoules (also called ampules) and sachets.
Steroid injection has been around since the early 1950s, and it remains a primary treatment for general practitioners all the way to orthopedic surgeons. Why? First of all, it offers the hope of quick relief. Second, it’s a Big Fat Cash Cow. Let’s do the math. Say you have sciatica, and you go to see Dr. Prick Butt and he says, “Not much I can do for you other than give you a steroid injection. Of course, it may take up to three of these to achieve the best results.” Three injections @ $150 per injection = $450. Now, taking into account that the average orthopedist probably sees at least 20 patients a day and works 180 days a year, that comes to 3,600 patients. If 20 percent of those patients get three steroid injections, that’s an annual income of $324,000 ($450 X 750 patients). That’s for 10 minutes of work per patient. And you wonder why things haven’t changed in more than 50 years.
I agree with MWmelbourne about the chiropractor. My first surgery was caused by an ER doctor who was trained as an osteopath. My back was hurting, and instead of doing x-rays first, he did an "adjustment", whereby he twisted me into a pretzel and came down on top of my with all 275 pounds of his weight. My back "cracked" alright. Within 30 minutes I couldn't walk, was crying in pain, and was flat on my back for 6 days before I could get into an ortho. My husband had to carry me back and forth to the bathroom. My advice is to STAY AWAY and stick with the ortho or neurosurgeons. I was also told to try Lidocaine patches on my back and they were the biggest waste of money I've ever seen.