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How do steroid injections work to treat axial spondyloarthritis?

Steroid injections work to treat axial spondyloarthritis, or axial spa for short, by helping the pain and swelling. They are usually used for joints that hurt a lot, even with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Steroid injections might be given straight into the joints or ligaments.

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