Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.
Dr. Rymer is currently researching regulation of movement in normal and neurologically disordered human subjects, including sources of altered motoneuronal behavior in hemispheric stroke survivors, using electro-physiological, pharmacological, and biomechanical techniques. He currently serves as Director of the Single Motor Unit Laboratory of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, or RIC). From 1987-2017 he served as Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program at RIC, and was RIC’s Vice President for Research from 2008-2014. He is the most senior scientist at SRALab and the founder of many of its current research programs. Dr. Rymer has established himself as one of the most successful mentors of junior faculty, and has been able to relate to the many backgrounds that can contribute to rehabilitation research. In addition to his roles at SRALab, he holds appointments as Professor of PM&R, Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.