Steroids were first used in epidural infiltrations by Robecchi in 1952  for the treatment of radicular pain. Its use became more popular and it was widely studied especially for disco-radicular pathologies. We found few recent studies in the literature describing its efficacy for lumbar stenosis. The results were very variable with an efficacy that ranged from 5% to 75%. We conducted our study in order to evaluate short and long term efficacy of epidural steroid infiltrations in lumbar stenosis, and to determine predictive factors affecting the final outcome. Therefore we hypothesis that lumbar epidural corticosteroid infiltrations are beneficial in the treatment of LSS.
Citation: El Hajj Moussa M, Tawk C, Nohra G, Chamandi S, Lahoud JC (2015) Epidural Corticosteroid Infiltrations for Lumbar Stenosis: A Prospective Study.