It has been bandied about for years that IV steroids might effect relief in sciatica. Now it looks like little benefit – though if they did the stats right, they could show a little on day three.
Pain Med. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny252. [Epub ahead of print]
Short-term Efficiency and Tolerance of Ketoprofen and Methylprednisolone in Acute
Sciatica: A Randomized Trial.
Gastaldi R al
- Intravenous injections of methylprednisolone (60 mg/d), ketoprofen (200 mg/d) or placebo for five days
- 17-19 in each group
Comment – they did stats work that suggested day 3 maybe better with IV steroids but I’m not seeing it…