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Back Pain & Sciatica

:: September 2014

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Pain Management

Cost-effectiveness and safety of epidural steroids in the management of sciatica. (Health Technol Assess. 2005) "OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical effectiveness of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) in the treatment of sciatica ? CONCLUSIONS: Although ESIs appear relatively safe, it was found that they confer only transient benefit in symptoms and self-reported function in a small group of patients with sciatica at substantial costs."

Fitness and Exercise

Previous physical activity decreases the risk of low back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy. (Scand J Public Health. 2005) "AIMS: The aim of the study was to investigate physical activity prior to pregnancy, occupation, and treatment in women with low back pain and pelvic pain (LBPP) during pregnancy. ? A higher number of years of regular leisure physical activity (RLPA) decreased the risk of LBPP during pregnancy."


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