What are the American Pain Society recommendations for the treatment of persistent radicular mechanical back pain?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: Debra G Perina, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Practice guidelines for persistent radiculopathy include the following:

  • For patients with herniated discs, the use of epidural steroid injection should be discussed.

  • For patients with herniated discs and disabling leg pain from spinal stenosis, surgical options should be discussed.

  • For patients with persistent pain after surgery, the risks and benefits of spinal cord stimulation should be discussed.


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