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Local glucocorticoid therapy or low back pain

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Low back pain (LBP) is common; 54 to 80% of the population experience LBP throughout their lives. The authors describe the effect of glucocorticoids (GC) in myofascial pain syndrome, spondyloarthrosis, and sacroiliac arthropathy. Epidural GC is noted to be indicated for persistent pain syndrome. It is concluded that medical blockades using Diprospan in dystrophic-destructive diseases of the lumbar spine are a potent means against one of the major components of manifestations of the disease - pain syndrome - and can achieve a marked therapeutic effect.

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N. V. Pizova
Yaroslavl State Medical Academy
Russian Federation
Department of Neurology and Medical Genetics with a Course of Neurosurgery

V. V. Lavrukhin
Clinical Hospital Eight
Russian Federation

S. M. Noskov
Yaroslavl State Medical Academy
Russian Federation
Department of Hospital Therapy


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Pizova N.V., Lavrukhin V.V., Noskov S.M. Local glucocorticoid therapy or low back pain. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(4):48-51. (In Russ.)

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