The Effect of Epidural Steroid Injections for Low Back Pain

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  • Kim, Kyung-Hoon (Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kweon, Jae-Young (Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Baik, Seong-Wan (Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Inn-Se (Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Chung, Kyoo-Sub (Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University)
  • 김경훈 (부산대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실 통증치료실) ;
  • 권재영 (부산대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실 통증치료실) ;
  • 백승완 (부산대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실 통증치료실) ;
  • 김인세 (부산대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실 통증치료실) ;
  • 정규섭 (부산대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실 통증치료실)
  • Published : 1994.11.26

Abstract

Epidural steroid injection is a treatment for low back pain which allows smaller doses with less risk of side effects and longer duration of relief than systemic administration. From 1 June 1992 to 31 January, 1994, 1 mg/kg of triamcinolone diacetate in 8 ml of lidocaine 1% was administered 56 times to 33 patients who complained of low back pain. Results of epidural steroid injection provided effectiveness in treating various low back pain diseases except postlaminectomy syndrome. However there are no gains about repeated epidural steroid injection.