My neuro told me that generally, almost 100% of the time, they use steroids that are in more of a liquid-type form so that the desired effect is achieved more quickly.
Part of my chronic pain is pain that originates in my neck. He had just come back from Spain when I saw him last (1 Sept), before my trip to the UK. He also gets neck pain and I asked what he did for it and he told me he used this other kind of steroid, it's in the same class, only it's crystallized. It works for up to six weeks.
I was skeptical about how long it would work for, but it only just started wearing off last week.
Has anyone else had their doctor use crystallized steroids instead of the liquid version?