Narcotics for more than two weeks (CSAG 1994)
Benzodiazepines (diazepam) for more than two
weeks (CSAG 1994)
Colchicine (AHCPR 1994)
Systemic Steroids (AHCPR 1994)
Bed rest with traction (CSAG 1994)
Manipulation under general anaesthesia (CSAG
Plaster jacket (CSAG 1994)
There is no evidence that these treatments are of
any benefit for low back pain or sciatica.
In every case there are simpler and safer alternatives.
They are all associated with potential hazards or complications.