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- Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
- Retrospective cohort study
- 441 total patients reviewed
- Triamcinolone (Kenalog) 40 mg and dexamethasone (Decadron) 15 mg produced similar benefits as measured by the patients’ self-reported pain scores.
- Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2005 Oct;147(10):1065-70
- Reduced need for operative treatment (because of radicular and neck pain relief).
- “Routine transforaminal injection treatment prior to surgery seems rewarding, but the complication risk must be taken into consideration.”
Eur Spine J. 2007 March; 16(3): 321–328The patients were randomised for treatment with steroids/local anaesthetics or saline/local anaesthetic.No differences in treatment results in the two patient groups (at 3-week follow-up)
- Radiology. 2001 Mar;218(3):886-92.
- Mean duration of pain prior to injection was 9.5 months (failed medical management)
- At 6-months = 53% good or excellent relief AND return to previous occupation and full lifestyle