Is there a role for benzodiazepines in the management of lumbar disc prolapse with acute sciatica?

@article{Broetz2010IsTA,
  title={Is there a role for benzodiazepines in the management of lumbar disc prolapse with acute sciatica?},
  author={Doris Broetz and Evelin Maschke and Susanne Burkard and Corinna Engel and Constantin Maenz and Ulrike Ernemann and Wolfgang Wick and Michael Weller},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={149 3},
  pages={470-5}
}
Patients with acute lumbar disc prolapse with sciatica who are not considered candidates for surgery are usually treated with physiotherapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Moreover, the treatment with benzodiazepines is common practice in the absence of class I or II level of evidence. Here we assessed the role of benzodiazepines in the conservative management of acute lumbar disc prolapse. Using a placebo-controlled, double-blinded design, 60 patients were randomized to receive… CONTINUE READING