Comparison of Epidural Steroid and Gabapentinin Lumbosacral Pain

Dr Vishal Moudgil
2016 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Purpose: To evaluate whether an epidural steroid injection or gabapentin is a better treatment for lumbosacral radiculopathy in 150 patients. Material and methods: A prospective intervention study was done on 150 patients with lumbosacral radicular pain secondary to herniated disc or spinal stenosis for less than four years in duration which may be associated with leg pain .Patients received either epidural steroid injection or gabapentin.The patient was evaluated according to the Oswestry
more » ... o the Oswestry disability index, which is a 10 question survey used to assess function in people with low back and/or leg pain.Pre and post treatment ODI was compared .The follow up was done monthly till 3 months. Conclusions Although epidural steroid injection might provide greater benefit than gabapentin for some outcome measures, the differences are modest and are transient for most people.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v4i3.57 fatcat:vyvbf6p27fb4lczkzxvgxzgeui