Epidural steroid injections for low back pain.

  title={Epidural steroid injections for low back pain.},
  author={Alison Stout},
  journal={Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America},
  volume={21 4},
Epidural steroid injection (ESI) has been used as a treatment for low back pain for over 50 years. In the last 10 to 15 years, there has been a significant increase in the use of ESIs for the treatment of low back pain and radicular pain without clear improvements in outcomes. Recent literature has focused on the use of ESIs as treatment for radicular pain associated with low back pain, with some studies showing benefit over control groups for limb symptoms. There is a lack of literature… CONTINUE READING