Lumbar spinal stenosis: a brief review of the nonsurgical management.

Nov 17, 2011 by

Tran de QH, Duong S, Finlayson RJ.

Can J Anaesth. 2010; 57: 694-703.

PMID:  20428988

This narrative review covers 13 RCTs for non-surgical treatment of stenosis. Parenteral calcitonin and epidural blocks with local anesthetic relieve pain for less than three months, while addition of steroids and passive physical therapy are ineffective. This paper synthesizes the best available evidence on pharmacological treatment of stenosis.


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