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Papers: 25 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jul

Pain Physician



Clinical Effectiveness of Interlaminar Epidural Injections of Local Anesthetic with or without Steroids for Managing Chronic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Mesregah M K, Feng W, Huang W-H, Chen W-C, Yoshida B, Mecum A, Mandalia K, Van Halm-Lutterodt N
Pain Physician. 2020 Jul; 23(4):335-348.
PMID: 32709169.


Chronic neck pain is reportedly considered the fourth leading cause of disability. Cervical interlaminar epidural injections are among the commonly administered nonsurgical interventions for managing chronic neck pain, secondary to disc herniation and radiculitis, spinal stenosis, or chronic neck pain of discogenic origin.