MANAGEMENT OF LUMBAR DISC PROLAPSE: FACTORS INFLUENCING SURGICAL INTERVENTION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1565-1569
AbstractLumbar disc herniation is the most common cause of lumbar radiculopathy. Most commonly seen in adult population 20-50 years of age, most common site of occurrence is L4-L5 and L5 and S1evels. Non-operative management of this condition may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and epidural steroid injections. After the patient’s informed consent was obtained, 150 patients with lumbar disc prolapse were subjected to epidural steroid infiltration out of which 101 underwent IL procedure and 49 underwent TF epidural steroid injections under the fluoroscopic guidance according to surgeon’s preference. As per our study it was inferred that 83.3% patients had moderate OD score following surgery at the end of 6 months whereas 74.6% patients had mild OD score following only epidural steroid which was also found to be statistically significant.
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