Lumbar radiculopathy: reduced symptoms result from nerve root blocks without surgery
Nerve root blocks in the treatment of lumbar radicular pain. A minimum five-year follow-up.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Aug;88(8):1722-5
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21 patients with lumbar radiculopathy due to a herniated nucleus pulposus or spinal stenosis were included in a study investigating the effects of selective nerve root blocks in the lumbar spine on preventing the need for operative treatment. Patients had been randomized in a prior study, that included 55 patients, to receive bupivacaine alone or bupivacaine and betamethasone. 29 of these patient ...
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