In patients with acute radiculopathy due to a herniated lumbar disk, do oral steroids improve pain compared with placebo?

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Abstract

Evidence-Based Answer

No. In patients with acute radiculopathy, oral steroids do not decrease pain or need for surgery compared with placebo (SOR: B, single high-quality RCT and single low-quality RCT).

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