Caudal epidural steroid injection for lumbar radiculopathy shows no significant effect
Effect of caudal epidural steroid or saline injection in chronic lumbar radiculopathy: multicentre, blinded, randomised controlled trialBMJ. 2011 Sep 13;343:d5278. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d5278
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116 patients were randomized to evaluate the efficacy of caudal epidural steroid injection in improving pain and function for patients with chronic lumbar radiculopathy. Patients received either subcutaneous sham injections of 2 mL 0.9% saline, caudal epidural injections of 30 mL 0.9% saline, or caudal epidural injections of 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide in 29 mL 0.9% saline. The assessment reveal...
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