Epidural injections involve injection a steroid mixture into the Epidural space near the irritated nerve root. Participants received two injections with a two week interval.
A total of 116 participants were included in the study and they were split into 3 groups:
1.) Subcutaneous "sham" injections of 2 mL of 0.9% Saline solution (salt-water).
2.) Epidural injection of 30 mL of 0.9% Saline solution (salt-water).
3.) Epidural injection of 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide in 29 mL 0.9% saline.
All groups improved after the interventions, but we found no statistical or clinical differences between the groups over time.
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