Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica due to herniated nucleus pulposus.

@article{Carette1997EpiduralCI,
  title={Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica due to herniated nucleus pulposus.},
  author={Simon Carette and Richard Leclaire and Sylvie Marcoux and Franck Morin and Gilbert A. Blaise and Anne St-Pierre and Ren{\'e} J Y Truchon and Florence Parent and Jacques L{\'e}vesque and Vance Bergeron and P Montminy and Caty Blanchette},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={336 23},
  pages={1634-40}
}
BACKGROUND Although epidural corticosteroid injections are commonly used for sciatica, their efficacy has not been established. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind trial, we administered up to three epidural injections of methylprednisolone acetate (80 mg in 8 ml of isotonic saline) or isotonic saline (1 ml) to 158 patients with sciatica due to a… CONTINUE READING