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Epidural steroids as a pharmacological approach.

@article{Reale2000EpiduralSA,
  title={Epidural steroids as a pharmacological approach.},
  author={Carlo Andrea Reale and Antony M. Turkiewicz and Carlo Andrea Reale and Stephanie Stabile and P Borgonuovo and Fabrizio Apponi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 2 Suppl 19},
  pages={
          S65-6
        }
}
Cervicogenic headache is a relatively common pain syndrome related to functional and/or degenerative alterations of the cervical spine tract. Administration of steroid represents an effective therapy for this headache, due to the anti-inflammatory effects combined with its direct analgesic effects on the C fibers. The epidural injection of steroids, while requesting skilled personnel for its execution, gives short term (2-month) pain relief with few risks or side effects. Moreover, epidural… Expand
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