Epidural steroids for spinal pain and radiculopathy: a narrative, evidence-based review.

@article{Wilkinson2013EpiduralSF,
  title={Epidural steroids for spinal pain and radiculopathy: a narrative, evidence-based review.},
  author={Indy McFall Wilkinson and Steven Paul Cohen},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={562-72}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are the most commonly performed intervention in pain clinics across the USA and worldwide. In light of the growing use of ESIs, a recent spate of highly publicized infectious complications, and increasing emphasis on cost-effectiveness, the utility of ESI has recently come under intense scrutiny. This article provides an evidence-based review of ESIs, including the most up-to-date information on patient selection, comparison of techniques… CONTINUE READING
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