Corticosteroid Injections

0%

Improve with treatment

40%

Improve with control

40%

Do not Improve

What does improve mean?

An example of a 30% reduction in pain scores is a decrease from 6 to 4 on a 10 point pain scale

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How many people will improve?

40%

Improvement by treatment or placebo

40%

No Improvement

Corticosteroid Injections Harms

Non-specific Headache
3.3%
3.7% (placebo)
Transient Headache
26.9%
20.00% (placebo)
Accidental Dural Puncture
1.3%
1.3% (placebo)

Other Considerations

  • Generally need a referral in order to access treatment.

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