Lumbar epidural steroid injections for herniation and stenosis: incidence and risk factors of subsequent surgery.

Affiliation

Stanford University School of Medicine, 450 Broadway St, Pavilion C, 4th Floor, Mail Code 6342, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Lumbosacral epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have increased dramatically despite a narrowing of the clinical indications for use. One potential indication is to avoid or delay surgery, yet little information exists regarding surgery rates after ESI.

Keywords

Epidural steroid injection,Herniation,Lumbar,Lumbosacral,Stenosis,Survival,

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