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NIHR Signal Local steroid injections may help sciatica
Steroid injections into the opening where nerves exit the spine (transforaminal injections) are slightly more effective than local anaesthetic or a salt solution (saline) injection at reducing pain for adults with sciatica. This study found that all three techniques reduced pain for three months by over three points on a 0 to 10 point scale. It is unclear what effect they have on disability at three months or need for spinal surgery at 12 months. There are other options which may be used when ...
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