CAUDAL BLOCK AS A TREATMENT MODALITY TO AVOID LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC BACK PAIN
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Introduction: Chronic Lower back pain is the most common cause of functional disability in an adult due to prolonged sitting, ageing society, obesity & sedentary lifestyle, the number of Chronic Lower back pain patients can be expected to increase in the coming decades. Caudal Pain Block is one of the procedures to avoid lumbar spine surgery in patients with chronic low back pain. Main aim of this study is to analyse weather the effect of caudal pain block can avoid lumbar spinal surgery in patients with chronic low back pain.
Aims And Objectives: To find out that weather the effect of caudal pain block can avoid lumbar spinal surgery in patients with chronic low back pain.To review the literature.
Material and Methods: A prospective study was done on 55 patients with chronic low back pain who were given caudal pain block and followed up at 1,2, 3, and 6 months and outcomes measured using visual analogue scale and The Rolandâ€“Morris Disability Questionnaire.
Observations: Caudal pain block was given in 55 patients, 51 patients got relieved of their pain and were able to avoid spine surgery and 4 out of 55 patients went for the spine surgery despite given caudal pain block.
Results:According to VAS score 12 patients had excellent results, 21 had good results, 18 had fair and 4 had poor results. According to Rolandâ€“Morris Disability Questionnaire - 10 patients had excellent results, 20 patients had good results, 21 had fair results and 4 had poor results.
Conclusion:Chronic low back pain managed with Caudal pain block is a good treatment modality with excellent results and good alternative to avoid operative procedures.
[K.K. Pandey, Ashok Vidyarthi and Vaidant Johari (2023); CAUDAL BLOCK AS A TREATMENT MODALITY TO AVOID LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC BACK PAIN Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Apr). 931-938] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/16744
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/16744
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