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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #8254
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Benefits and harms of epidural corticosteroid injection in spinal stenosis & radiculopathy


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ann Intern Med. 2015 Sep 1;163(5):373-81

Contributing Authors: R Chou R Hashimoto J Friedly R Fu C Bougatsos T Dana SD Sullivan J Jarvik

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Synopsis

63 studies on the efficacy of epidural corticosteroid injection for the treatment of spinal stenosis and/or radiculopathy were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of the report was to produce a comprehensive assessment on the benefits and harms of epidural corticosteroid injection therapy. In radiculopathy, treatment with corticosteroids resulted in greater immediate pain relief and reduce...

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