Evaluation of the effectiveness of lumbar interlaminar epidural injections in managing chronic pain of lumbar disc herniation or radiculitis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.

@article{Manchikanti2010EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the effectiveness of lumbar interlaminar epidural injections in managing chronic pain of lumbar disc herniation or radiculitis: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vijay Singh and Frank J. E. Falco and Kimberly A. Cash and Vidyasagar Pampati},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={343-55}
}
BACKGROUND The pathophysiology of lumbar radicular pain is the subject of ongoing research, with a reported prevalence of sciatica or radiculitis ranging from 1.2% to 43%. Among the numerous non-surgical interventions available, epidural injections are the most commonly performed interventions in the United States in managing chronic low back and lower extremity pain. STUDY DESIGN A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. SETTING An interventional pain management practice, a specialty… CONTINUE READING

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