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Is epidural steroid injection effective for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis?

Sebastián Flores, Marcelo Molina
Medwave 2015 November 16, 15 Suppl 3: e6315
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There are several nonsurgical alternatives to treat radicular pain in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Epidural steroid injections have been used for several decades, but the different studies have shown variable effects. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified nine systematic reviews including seven pertinent randomized controlled trials. We concluded epidural steroid injection probably leads to little or no effect on reducing radicular pain of spinal stenosis.

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