Comparison of epidural Depo-Medrol vs. aqueous betamethasone in patients with low back pain.

@article{Noe2003ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of epidural Depo-Medrol vs. aqueous betamethasone in patients with low back pain.},
  author={Carl E. Noe and Robert F. Haynsworth},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          222-5
        }
}
Despite the popularity of epidural steroid injections for low back pain, there still remains a lack of consensus on which type of steroid to inject. Most comparison studies regarding epidural steroids are based on an assumption that different types of steroids are equal as long as equipotent doses are utilized. In the spring of 2002, a national shortage of all depo steroids allowed the authors to compare epidural methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol) to a non depo form of betamethasone in patients… CONTINUE READING
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