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Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection - Europe PMC

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Last Updated: 16 January 2022

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Comparison of treatment outcomes in chronic coccygodynia patients treated with ganglion impar blockade versus caudal epidural steroid injection: a prospective randomized comparison study.

Patients who are unresponsive to initial coccygodynia therapy are treated with interventional techniques. This report intends to compare the results of ganglion impar block and caudal epidural steroid injection in patients with persistent coccygodynia. Patients with chronic coccygodynia were randomly divided into two groups, the GIB group and the CESI group. Though there was a significant decrease in pain intensity in both groups in the 3-month sequel, this decrease was more noticeable in the GIB group at the 3rd week. In the third week, there was a significant rise in the SF-12 physical examination and the number of patients with neuropathic pain in both groups, but no improvement was made in the 3rd month. Conclusions Although GIB may provide more pain relief in short term, both GIB and CESI are effective treatment strategies in coccygodynia that is intolerant to more conservative therapies.

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