Are you saying you no longer take cortisone shots?
Given the risks associated with taking cortisone shots, I assume you are very happy about finding an alternative.
I am happy you found an alternative, especially if you could stop taking risky cortisone shots, but my primary point was that cortisone shots are a very directed treatment, usually only given by a doctor when other treatments have not worked, whereas taking aspirin or any other oral anti-inflammatory like Anatabloc is directed at reducing overall inflammation within the entire body.
In other words, just because someone is taking cortisone shots for a specific problem, that does not mean that person may not also be taking other anti-inflammation medication at the same time, for other reasons.
My wife occasionally has to take cortisone shots to relieve severe back pain due to an old injury.
The Mayo clinic has an excellent web site discussing the risks of getting repeated cortisone shots if anyone is interested.
Typically, doctors will limit the number of cortisone shots per year due to the associated risks.
In addition, cortisone shots are highly targeted, meaning the shots are injected directly into the affected area. As a consequence, cortisone shots typically will not help pain or inflammation in other areas of the body.
Given that Cortisone shots are typically directed at very specific problems, I seriously doubt Anatabloc is a substitution for a cortisone shot, just like taking aspirin or any other pain reliever is a substitution for getting a cortisone shot.