Extradural corticosteroid injection in management of lumbar nerve root compression.

  title={Extradural corticosteroid injection in management of lumbar nerve root compression.},
  author={T F Dilke and H C Burry and Rodney Grahame},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={2 5867},
The effect of extradural corticosteroid injection in patients with nerve root compression syndromes associated with degenerative disease of the lumbar intervertebral discs was assessed in a double-blind controlled trial on 100 consecutive inpatients assigned by random allocation to treatment and control groups. Assessment during admission and at three months revealed statistically highly significant differences in respect of relief of pain and resumption of normal occupation in favour of the… CONTINUE READING
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