Physical therapy in combination with epidural steroid injection for lumbar spinal stenosis patients


  • Epidural steroid injection (ESI) plus physical therapy (PT) was not superior to ESI alone for reducing disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) but addition of PT benefitted quality of life factors.

Why this matters

  • As the addition of multi-modal PT interventions caused short-term quality of life benefits to the patients this suggests that these interventions should be considered by clinicians when managing LSS patients