TITLE

Lumbar epidural corticosteroid injections provided only short-term relief of symptoms and pain in unilateral sciatica: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Barnsley, Les
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments on why the treatment of sciatica requires a multidisciplinary approach. According to the author, many patients had a clinical diagnosis and were treated with either a lumbar epidural corticosteroid injection administered without imaging guidance or an injection of normal saline into the interspinous ligament. The author states that many medical personnel regard an anatomical lesion on cross-sectional imaging as diagnostic for sciatica and a prerequisite for considering an epidural corticosteroid injection.
ACCESSION #
21692889

 

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