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Epidural steroid injection versus gabapentin for relief from lumbosacral radicular pain

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Epidural steroid injections compared with gabapentin for lumbosacral radicular pain: multicenter randomized double blind comparative efficacy study

BMJ. 2015 Apr 16;350:h1748

Contributing Authors: SP Cohen S Hanling MC Bicket RL White E Veizi C Kurihara Z Zhao S Hayek KB Guthmiller SR Griffith V Gordin MA White Y Vorobeychik PF Pasquina

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145 patients with lumbosacral radicular pain secondary to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis for less than 4 years where randomized to receive either epidural steroid injection plus placebo pills or sham injection plus gabapentin. Average leg pain was assessed over 3 months to evaluate whether an epidural steroid injection or gabapentin is a better treatment for lumbroscral radicular pain. Both t...

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