Caudal Epidural Injections With Steroids Provide Fast Relief On Low Back PainCaudal epidural injections (CEIs) with steroids can provide fast relief to patients who suffer with low back pain. In a study of Dr. Fares E. Sayegh and his colleagues found that patients who participated in the study showed improvements in symptoms from the first week of injection.

The team analyzed the data of the 183 patients with severe chronic low back pain and sciatica who were randomized to receive CEIs with xylocaine, betamethasone dipropionate and betamethasone phosphate, or injections with xylocaine and water for injection (WFI).

In conclusion, the team pointed out that CEIs containing local anesthetic and steroid or WFI are both effective in treating the symptoms of low back pain and sciatica. However, injection with steroids results to greater and faster relief.