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Short-term efficacy of oral triamcinolone vs gabapentinoids for lumbar radicular pain


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

The Effectiveness of Oral Corticosteroids for Management of Lumbar Radiating Pain: Randomized, Controlled Trial Study

Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Sep;8(3):262-7

Contributing Authors: J Kim S Kim S Ko T Oh

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Synopsis

54 patients with lumbar radicular pain were randomized to receive either oral triamcinolone or oral pregabalin or gabapentin, for 2 weeks. The purpose of this study was to compare effects of each on pain scores, patient satisfaction, and disability measures over a 12-week follow-up. Results demonstrated significantly lower pain scores at 2, 6, and 12 weeks in the oral triamcinolone group compared ...

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