Information on epidural and trans-foramenal steroid injections:
It is important to include trans-foramenal injections to target the appropriate nerve root (see Sivaganesan et al. attached)
Gabapentin (‘neurontin’) and pregabalin (‘Lyrica’) for sciatica. In the only ‘head-to-head’ prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled double-dummy cross-over study performed by ourselves in Townsville, we found that whilst both were effective, gabapentin was superior on average, with less side effects (see Robertson et al. attached).
Information regarding Cervical laminectomy, Cervical discectomy, Lumbar laminectomy and Lumbar discectomy the following operations can be found in the link
Information on anterior cervical discectomy and fusion can be found on:
Information on cervical disc replacements can be found on:
Information on anterior lumbar interbody fusion can be found on:
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