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Analysis of epidural injection and lumbar fusion in treatment of lumbar discogenic pain

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July 2016

Analysis of epidural injection and lumbar fusion in treatment of lumbar discogenic pain

Vol: 5| Issue: 7| Number:64| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

What is the Role of Epidural Injections in the Treatment of Lumbar Discogenic Pain: A Systematic Review of Comparative Analysis with Fusion

Korean J Pain. 2015 Apr;28(2):75-87

Contributing Authors:
L Manchikanti PS Staats DE Nampiaparampil JA Hirsch

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Synopsis

5 randomized controlled trials were used in this systematic review assessing the efficacy of lumbar epidural injections in the management of discogenic pain as compared to lumbar fusion. In trials of epidural injections with local anaesthetic, and patients randomized to intervention with and without steroids, minimum 50% improvement in pain and function was demonstrated at rates of between 54-72%....

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