Spinal Disease

Lumbar Spinal Disease -Surgical Treatment-Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Spinal Injections (Nonsurgical Treatment) for Disc Herniation

Change in Functional Status Following Lumbar Spinal Injections for Disc Herniation

Treatment Dates: January 2, 2019 – December 30, 2019

PHQ-9 = Patient Health Questionnaire, PROMIS = Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

Among patients undergoing lumbar spinal injections for severe leg pain due to a lumbar disc herniation, median duration of follow-up was 153 days after injection. Among patients assessed using PROMIS, 26.2% noted improvement in their Physical quality of life scores and 21.1% noted improvement in their Mental scores. Among 1218 patients reporting at least moderate depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 ≥ 10) at baseline, 7.3% noted clinically meaningful improvement in depressive symptoms and 79.6% were stable.