Do corticosteroids produce additional benefit in nerve root infiltration for lumbar disc herniation?

@article{Tachihara2008DoCP,
  title={Do corticosteroids produce additional benefit in nerve root infiltration for lumbar disc herniation?},
  author={Hisayoshi Tachihara and Miho Sekiguchi and Shin-ichi Kikuchi and Shin-ichi Konno},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={743-7}
}
STUDY DESIGN Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE To determine whether corticosteroids produce additional benefit to nerve root infiltration (NRI) for experimental lumbar disc herniation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA NRI is used for nonsurgical treatment of radicular symptoms caused by lumbar disc herniation or lumbar spinal canal stenosis. Various studies have shown that NRI using local anesthetic or combinations of local anesthetic and corticosteroid can provide both short- and long-term… CONTINUE READING