Back Pain Relief

Epidural Steroid Injections Limited in Treating Back Pain

Mar 6 2007 - 12:23pm

A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology finds epidural steroid injections play a limited role in providing short-term pain relief for lower back pain that radiates down a leg, and do not provide long-term pain relief. The guideline is published in the March 6, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

To develop the guideline, the authors analyzed scientific studies on the topic.

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