Tag: sciatica

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of December 2021

A whole host of research, on topics ranging from sciatica surgery and spinal cord stimulation to vertebral augmentation and laminectomy plus instrumented fusion, dominated...

Effect on leg pain is biggest factor for patients considering sciatica...

The effect on leg pain is the most important factor for patients when it comes to deciding whether or not to undergo surgery for...

New research highlights importance of early surgery for those with chronic...

Patients with chronic sciatica secondary to lumbar disc herniation who receive delayed surgery following prolonged, standardised non-operative care have inferior outcomes to those who...

Eurospine 2021: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection “should be first invasive treatment...

Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) should be considered as a first invasive treatment option, up to 12 months, for patients with sciatica secondary to...
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery

Surgery preferable to conservative treatment in chronic sciatica patients

A study of patients with chronic sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation has found that microdiscectomy is superior to conservative non-surgical care with respect...