This weeks EBM Article is from JAMA and reviews oral steroids for acute radiculopathy. It’s a well done randomized trial that demonstrates mild to moderate improvement in functional scores at three weeks for select patients. Enjoy the read!
Oral steroids for acute radiculopathy due to a herniated lumbar disk: a randomized clinical trial. Goldberg H, Firtch W, Tyburski M, Pressman A, Ackerson L, Hamilton L, Smith W, Carver R, Maratukulam A, Won LA, Carragee E, Avins AL. JAMA. 2015 May 19;313(19):1915-23. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.4468.