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A Prospective Study of Efficacy of Epidural Steroid Therapy in Lumbar Radicular Pain | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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A Prospective Study of Efficacy of Epidural Steroid Therapy in Lumbar Radicular Pain

Author(s): Vinoth KR, Srinivasan N and Raja Sekar MR*

Abstract

The present study included to know efficacy of epidural steroid in lumbar radicular pain and to determine the effect of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) in patients who exhibit lumbar radicular pain symptoms for more than 3 months with determining the effect of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) in patients who exhibit lumbar radicular pain symptoms for more than 3 months and to assess improvement in functional outcome in lumbar disc disease patents after treatment. This study focuses on to evaluate duration of relief and long-term outcome after epidural steroid injections and to assess the quality of improvement in pain relief and to assess patient satisfaction after steroid injection. All outcome measure (RMDQ score, Satisfaction score, ODI index, VAS, finger to floor distance) shows reduction of score which could be because of steroid deteriorates over a period of time, Progression of existing pathology and non-compliance of lumbar stabilization programme. The Clinical improvement over time can be graded based on the analysis of serial questionnaire scores. The goal of this prospective study will be to clinically evaluate the pain relief and the duration to get back to normal working conditions.

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