Rusults of epidural steroids injection in patients with Lumbosciatic pain.

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Chanintr Mahakkanukrauh
Sakda Chaikitpinyo
Suppasin Soontrapa

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Fourty patients with recalcitrant lumbosciatic pain were treated by epidural steroid injection at Srinagarind hospital, and a private hospital between January 1988 to April 1990, to study the efficacy of epidural steroid injection. the average age was 52.2 years (24.62 years).  All patients were injected with 2 cc. Of methylprednisolone (depo-medrol 40 mg/cc.) plus 3 cc. Of 1% lidocaine at weekly interval for 3 weeks.  The patients were devided into 2 groups; group I includes those patients who had lumbosciatic pain less than 3 mounths, group II more than 3 months.  In this study there were 11 patients in group I and 29 in group II.  The results at one week after completion of the injections were good in both groups (81.81%, 72.42%), at 3 weeks (after completion of the injection) were quite good 63.63% in group I and 58.62% in group II and at 6 weeks after completion of the injection the result were good < 36.36%.  In this study, it appears that the lumbosciatic pain may receive temporary relief with steroid injection especially in short term (<6  weeks) but no value in long term treatment.

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Mahakkanukrauh C, Chaikitpinyo S, Soontrapa S. Rusults of epidural steroids injection in patients with Lumbosciatic pain. Srinagarind Med J [nternet]. 1 [cited 2021Dec.1];7(3):130-4. vailable from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/13613
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