Role of neuraxial steroids in interventional pain management.

@article{Manchikanti2002RoleON,
  title={Role of neuraxial steroids in interventional pain management.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          182-99
        }
}
The clinical introduction of cortisone in 1949 revolutionized medical care of patients with a host of diseases. Soon after that, the first use of steroids in epidural injections was described in 1952 and 1953. A variety of corticosteroid agents (hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, triamcinolone, betamethasone) have been applied neuraxially to treat spinal pain and other types of painful conditions. The utilization of neuraxial steroids had its empirical beginning in the 1950s and 60's. When… CONTINUE READING

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