A recent study, “Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Radiculopathy and Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” (Annals of Internal Medicine, August 2015), concludes that epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy and spinal stenosis are ineffective for long-term pain relief and have no effect on long-term surgery risk.

In response, experts at the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) point out that the use of chiropractic care is documented to yield improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, and a 28-percent reduction in the likelihood of surgery when used as a primary approach in the management of spine-related conditions.