Transforaminal injection of steroids better than placeboTransforaminal injection of steroids is a viable alternative to surgery for lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation, according to a recently concluded study by researchers from Australia.

It was remarked by editorial author Dr. Ray Baker that results of this study are particularly impressive while considering the stringent study design.

The complete details of this study appeared in the August issue of Pain Medicine, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and the International Spine Intervention Society.