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Epidural Steroid Injection for Back Pain: Low Cost Technique for Rural Areas

Epidural steroid injections have been used for low back pain and leg pain since 1952 and often the first line of minimally invasive treatment. However, the benefit is often temporary lasting up to…

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Steroid injections do not significantly improve back pain

Lumbosacral radiculopathy does not improve significantly more with epidural steroids vs saline injections 1 month following treatment, according to results from a multicenter, randomized trial. The study also looked at functional capacity, and injections of etanercept fared worse than steroids or saline. In the study, which was conducted in the… 

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