Spinal Injections May Not Help Lower Back Pain

 

Steroid Shots For Back Pain Sufferers Proven No More Effective Than A Placebo

The common cause of low back pain, lumbosacral radiculopathy (also known as sciatica) is a condition that stems from damaged vertebral discs that compress the sciatic nerve causing numbness or pain radiating down the legs.

Because of the lack of substantial proof that back surgery can bring long term benefits and the serious side effects that come with pain medicines, Doctors have increasingly turned to epidural steroid injections to treat back pain.

 

A recent study  in the April 17 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine proved that steroid shots for lower back pain were no more effective than a placebo.

Click here to read more about the study.

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