Thursday, October 27, 2011

Epidural Steroid Injections for Chronic Low Back Pain

An interesting study published in the British Medical Journal on the effects of Epidural Steroid Injections for Chronic Low Back Pain. Here are the highlights:

Epidural injections involve injection a steroid mixture into the Epidural space near the irritated nerve root. Participants received two injections with a two week interval.

A total of 116 participants were included in the study and they were split into 3 groups:

1.) Subcutaneous "sham" injections of 2 mL of 0.9% Saline solution (salt-water).
2.) Epidural injection of 30 mL of 0.9% Saline solution (salt-water).
3.) Epidural injection of 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide in 29 mL 0.9% saline.


All groups improved after the interventions, but we found no statistical or clinical differences between the groups over time.

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