Summary: For patients with lumbosacral radicular pain due to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, treatment with gabapentin (up to 1200 mg three times daily) may provide provide the same degree of improvement in leg pain as a lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI) when assessed at 3 months, without the need for an interventional procedure and potentially at lower cost.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25883095

Strength of Recommendation = B

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