The effect of epidural steroid injection on the need for surgery in low back pain patients
Epidural injections in prevention of surgery for spinal pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsSpine J. 2015 Feb 1;15(2):348-62.
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26 randomized controlled trials were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine if epidural steroid injections (ESI) have surgery-sparing effect in patients with low back pain. The results of this study varied. One trial that evaluated secondary surgery as a primary outcome indicated that ESI reduced the need for surgery. However, pooled results from a number of studies at b...
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