Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00004855
Title: Lumbar epidural steroid in discogenic low backache
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: Low backache is the most common pain disorder seen in the orthopedic outpatient department caused due to inflammation with attributed neurotoxicity of many agents, including phospholipase A2 and tumor necrosis factor alpha. Epidural injections for managing discogenic low backache for patients in whom conservative management does not bring about good relief are being widely practiced all over the world. Materials and Methodology: This study included patients who came to our outpatient department with low backache, was diagnosed to have a discogenic cause, and did not respond well to conservative management for 3–6 weeks. Results: A total of 70 patients were a part of this study, of which 52 reported very good relief, eight had fair outcomes, and five had poor outcomes, of which three opted to go for surgery within 3 months of the procedure. Conclusion: Lumbar epidural steroid injection is a superb minimally invasive technique for managing discogenic low backache temporarily. This certainly cannot be the treatment of choice for all low backache causes. Hence, spine muscle strengthening exercise along with epidural injection has holistic approach in managing the neck problem.

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    Author(s) Name:

    R. Vijaya Ragavan*, Sagar Jaipuriar

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    Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India (Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Vijaya Ragavan, Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India (Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India).

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    Author:

    R. Vijaya Ragavan*, Sagar Jaipuriar

    Title:Lumbar epidural steroid in discogenic low backache
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3371-3372)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Discogenic, Epidural, IVDP, Low backache, Radiculopathy, Steroid injection
    Research Materials: outpatient

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Discogenic Epidural IVDP Low backache Radiculopathy Steroid injection

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