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ACE Report #4477
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Addition of steroids provide no apparent benefit for treatment of lumbar radicular pain

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Transforaminal injection of corticosteroids for lumbar radiculopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis

Eur Spine J. 2012 Feb;21(2):214-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-011-2008-y. Epub 2011 Sep 4

Contributing Authors: NA Quraishi

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Five randomized controlled trials (368 patients) were identified to analyze the effectiveness of steroid injection in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. The results of this meta-analysis and systematic review indicated improvement in pain but not disability in the steroid treatment compared to the control; however, these differences were not significant. This meta-analysis demonstrated that t...

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