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Long-term results of cervical epidural steroid injections.
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PMID:  2520395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-eight patients undergoing cervical epidural injection of corticosteroids were followed for a 6-month period. Patients with 90% pain relief lasting 6 months were considered to have excellent results, those with greater than 50% pain relief lasting at least 6 weeks were considered to have good results, and all others were considered to have poor results. Six months after the injection, 41.4% of patients had excellent pain relief by our criteria. Twenty-nine percent of patients reported good results and 29.3% had poor results. Those patients with the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis and those with subacute cervical strain had statistically significantly (p less than 0.001, difference of proportions test) better results than patients with other diagnoses. The procedure of cervical epidural steroid injection may be most effective in patients with cervical degenerative joint disease as the etiology of their cervical pain.
R S Cicala; K Thoni; J J Angel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Clinical journal of pain     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0749-8047     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin J Pain     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-12     Completed Date:  1992-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507389     Medline TA:  Clin J Pain     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Pain Treatment Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Analgesia, Epidural* / adverse effects
Pain / drug therapy*,  etiology
Pain Measurement
Spinal Osteophytosis / complications
Sprains and Strains / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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