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2020 Jan

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim



Selective local anesthesia versus corticosteroid infiltration on low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.


Valencia Moya A, Navarro Suay R, Fernández González JA, Gutiérrez Ortega C, Panadero Useros T, Mestre Moreiro C
Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2020 Jan; 67(1):1-7.
PMID: 31776012.


Local infiltrations are second line therapy in the treatment of chronic low back pain, although their use is controversial in the literature. Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of 2 types of infiltration at the paravertebral lumbar level in two groups of patients diagnosed with low back pain: corticosteroids, and selective local anaesthetic administered using segmental neural therapy (SNT).