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Steroids No Better Than Placebo for Sciatica Pain

Steroids No Better Than Placebo for Sciatica Pain

Doctors often prescribe steroid pills to ease the discomfort of sciatica — back and leg pain usually caused by a herniated disk in the lower back. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in California randomly assigned 269 people with sciatica to take an oral steroid (prednisone) or a…

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