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Effectiveness Of Corticosteroid Therapy In Enhancing Early Postoperative Recovery In Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients: A Retrospective Study London Spine Lumbar Stenosis

This article investigated the effects of small doses of corticosteroids on postoperative neurological symptoms in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. The study involved patients who underwent open surgery and were divided into a corticosteroid therapy group and a non-corticosteroid therapy group. The patients were followed up for 24 months after surgery, with their leg pain, leg numbness, disability index scores, and quality of life scores evaluated at different time points. The results showed that patients in the corticosteroid therapy group had significantly lower pain and numbness scores at the 1-month follow-up and lower pain and disability scores at the 3-month follow-up compared to the non-corticosteroid therapy group. Additionally, their quality of life scores were significantly higher at the 3-month and 6-month follow-ups. However, the long-term impact of corticosteroid therapy on patient outcomes was limited

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BACKGROUND The degree of postoperative symptom improvement in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is crucial to their postoperative rehabilitation process and functional exercise. Corticosteroids have certain anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to explore whether small doses of corticosteroids would improve postoperative neurological symptoms in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who underwent open surgery were divided…

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Abstract BACKGROUND The degree of postoperative symptom improvement in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is crucial to their postoperative rehabilitation process and functional exercise. Corticosteroids have certain anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to explore whether small doses of corticosteroids would improve postoperative neurological symptoms in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients,

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BACKGROUND The degree of postoperative symptom improvement in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is crucial to their postoperative rehabilitation process and functional exercise. Corticosteroids have certain anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to explore whether small doses of corticosteroids would improve postoperative neurological symptoms in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis who underwent open surgery were divided into a corticosteroid therapy group (CTG) and a non-corticosteroid therapy group (NCTG). They were followed up for 24 months after surgery. The numeric rating scale (NRS) for leg pain (NRS-LP) and leg numbness (NRS-LN), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores, and Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores of the 2 groups were compared at different time points to evaluate the therapeutic effect. RESULTS Of the 232 eligible patients enrolled, 128 received corticosteroids and 104 did not. At the 1-month postoperative follow-up, patients in the CTG had significantly lower NRS-LP and NRS-LN scores than those in the NCTG (P=0.017; P=0.043). At the 3-month follow-up, the NRS-LP and ODI scores of patients in the CTG were significantly lower than those of the NCTG (P=0.015; P=0.027), and SF-36 scores were significantly higher than that of the NCTG (P=0.012). At the 6-month follow-up, the SF-36 scores of patients in the CTG was significantly higher than that of the NCTG (P=0.008). CONCLUSIONS Small doses of corticosteroid therapy for postoperative lumbar spinal stenosis reduced symptoms and improved quality of life scores after surgery. However, it had little long-term impact on final patient outcomes.

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Effectiveness of Corticosteroid Therapy in Enhancing Early Postoperative Recovery in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients: A Retrospective Study

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Abstract BACKGROUND The degree of postoperative symptom improvement in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is crucial to their postoperative rehabilitation process and functional exercise. Corticosteroids have certain anti-inflammatory effects. This study aimed to explore whether small doses of corticosteroids would improve postoperative neurological symptoms in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients

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