Epidural Steroid Injections
Targeted indwelling caudal epidural steroid injection in combination with a four-step manipulative therapy may be a safe and effective method for reducing pain intensity and functional disability in patients with symptomatic lumbar disc hernia.
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective for Pain Relief in Lumbar Foraminal Spinal StenosisFebruary 13, 2018
Transforaminal epidural steroid injections may be more effective in relieving pain in patients with mild to moderate vs severe lower extremity radicular pain associated with lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis.
Epidural Steroid Injections Associated With Decreased Bone Mineral Density, Increased Risk for Vertebral FractureJanuary 25, 2018
Epidural steroid injections may be associated with reduced bone mineral density and an increased risk for vertebral fracture.
Opioid use prior to epidural steroid injections for degenerative spine diseases may not have an impact on the long-term effectiveness of the injections.
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