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2020 Apr 09

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Epidural corticosteroid injections for lumbosacral radicular pain.


Oliveira CB, Maher CG, Ferreira ML, Hancock MJ, Oliveira V C, McLachlan AJ, Koes BW, Ferreira PH, Cohen SP, Pinto R Z
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Apr 09; 4:CD013577.
PMID: 32271952.


Lumbosacral radicular pain (commonly called sciatica) is a syndrome involving patients who report radiating leg pain. Epidural corticosteroid injections deliver a corticosteroid dose into the epidural space, with the aim of reducing the local inflammatory process and, consequently, relieving the symptoms of lumbosacral radicular pain. This Cochrane Review is an update of a review published in Annals of Internal Medicine in 2012. Some placebo-controlled trials have been published recently, which highlights the importance of updating the previous review.