Little benefit seen when corticosteroids added to injections for spinal stenosis

July 2, 2014 10:19 PM

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Little benefit seen when corticosteroids added to injections for spinal stenosis

Epidural injections with a glucocorticoid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine appear to be no better in reducing pain and physical limitations in patients with spinal stenosis, a common spine disorder, than injections of lidocaine alone, a new study has found.

Glucocorticoids, also known as corticosteroids, are commonly used to treat inflammation.

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