A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of fluoroscopic caudal epidural injections in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation and radiculitis.

@article{Manchikanti2011ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of fluoroscopic caudal epidural injections in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation and radiculitis.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vijay Lakshmi Singh and Kimberly A. Cash and Vidyasagar Pampati and Kim S. Damron and Mark V. Boswell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 23},
  pages={
          1897-905
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of fluoroscopically directed caudal epidural injections in managing chronic low back and lower extremity pain in patients with disc herniation and radiculitis with local anesthetic with or without steroids. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The available literature on the effectiveness of epidural injections in managing chronic low back pain secondary to disc herniation is highly variable. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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