2007 Volume 13 Issue 1 Pages 108-112
We evaluated efffectiveness of epidural bolck (EDB) for lumbar disc heruniation. EDB was effective in 70% of cases, while a combination of EDB and nerve root block (RB) was effective in 10%. However, the remaining 20% was needed surgery after EDB and RB. There was significant difference was found in JOA, RDQ, and SF36 scores obtained prior to EDB treatment, and in VAS and SLR obtained after-EDB treatment between the group in which EDB was effective and the group in which it was not.VAS, JOA, and RDQ scores gradually improved after EDB traetment. Not only pysical but also emotional QOL was improved by EDB in our series. EDB was useful for conservetiv etreatment for lumbar disc herniation.