Oral steroids for acute sciatica produce limited improvement in function and pain – Medical News Today

“These findings suggest that a short course of oral steroids (prednisone) is unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with sciatica due to a herniated disk in the lower back,” said lead author Harley Goldberg, DO, a spine care specialist at Kaiser Permanente’s San Jose Medical Center. “Despite its widespread use, we found that oral steroid treatment for acute sciatica is only modestly effective for improving function and is ineffective for reducing pain.”

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