Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica
The epidural for low back pain is always one that hits close to home. In my own practice, I rarely see long term benefit from steroid injections. Flexion/distraction therapy is an extremely effective and safe treatment for sciatic pain. Also, I see a high number of patients that have been told they have sciatica but, clinically have no evidence of it. This may be another example of clinicians using advanced imaging like MRIs instead of using their exam findings and intuition.
Ann Rheum Dis — Abstracts: Valat et al. 62 (7): 639