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2019 Dec 01

Pain Med



Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Inciting Events and Their Association with Epidural Steroid Injection Outcomes.


Engle A M, Chen Y, Marascalchi B, Wilkinson I, Abrams WB, He C, Yao A L, Adekoya P, Cohen Z O, Cohen S P
Pain Med. 2019 Dec 01; 20(12):2360-2370.
PMID: 31099846.


Low back pain is the leading cause of worldwide disability, with lumbosacral radiculopathy accounting for over one-third of these cases. There are limited data on the relationship between etiologies and lumbosacral radiculopathy, and it is unknown whether specific causes predict treatment outcomes.