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.
I’ve had severe upper neck pain due to whiplash and being a hair stylist thru the years,so for the first time I had the cortisone injections and at first it was very painful but after about a week I hardly had any pain at wasn’t sure if I was imagining it because I would have pain daily,I couldn’t remember what it was like to not have pain was more tissue damage,so that’s why I think it still hurt a little,but not as much,it was like putting a band-aid on a raw open shall see how it long it lasts,but I highly recommend it,cuz if your gonna take pain meds your just covering up the pain as is with this,only temporary relief,but probally healthier?
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 .