Cortisone injections are extremely safe, but they do still have potential problems. If you are concerned about having a cortisone shot, talk with your doctor. While cortisone is a powerful treatment for many orthopedic conditions, there are usually other options that can also be tried. Many doctors will offer an injection as they are quick, easy, and most often effective. However, your doctor should also be able to offer other treatments for inflammation that may also be effective for those that cannot have, or don't want, a cortisone injection.
Addiction to cortisone was the subject of the 1956 motion picture, Bigger Than Life , produced by and starring James Mason . Though it was a box-office flop upon its initial release,  many modern critics hail it as a masterpiece and brilliant indictment of contemporary attitudes towards mental illness and addiction.  In 1963, Jean-Luc Godard named it one of the ten best American sound films ever made.  John F. Kennedy needed to regularly use corticosteroids such as cortisone as a treatment for Addison's disease . 
Hello, I need to know what was your side effects that occurred when you had the injection. I would like to know if anybody had some type occured. When I had the one and only epidural steriod injection in my neck I had some bad experience. I had very serve bad headeache that lasted several months and my lower back hurt. The doctor that did the procedure said that it had nothing to do with the injection. I went back to him 3 times and got the same answer ervery time. That was in Sept. 2005 and I still suffering today but it has gotten I little bit better with some medicine but never going to be the same. I just wish I could find somebody that had back pain or headeaches. So, if you know anybody that can help me please let me know or a doctor article that you might seen with these side effects.
Hello. I hade some experience with these types of injections and I will share my experience with you.
Cortisone injections are used in the treatment of many common orthopedic conditions and these injections work by decreasing inflammation of irritated tissues.
Cortisone is a steroid and you should know that steroids have gotten a bad reputation because of some really bad side effects that occurred in some people. Cervical (neck) epidural cortisone injections are a very specialized technique done in doctors office only by skilled and experienced anesthesiologists. You should also know that some cortisone injections can be painful but this is one of the most effective pain managements today.