Letters Treating sciatica

Author’s reply to Bernard and Grayson

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2562 (Published 10 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2562
  1. Roger Chou, associate professor of medicine1
  1. 1Department of Medicine and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97225, USA
  1. chour{at}ohsu.edu

Bernard and Grayson both suggest that an editorial on drugs for sciatica/radiculopathy should have addressed surgery and epidural steroid injections.1 2 However, both my editorial and the systematic review it commented on focused on the benefits and harms of systemic drugs.3 4 Other types of treatment for sciatica, including surgery and epidural steroids, have been …

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