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Table 1 Patient inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Transforaminal epidural injection versus continued conservative care in acute sciatica (TEIAS trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Diagnosed with sciatica by GP Age under 18 years or above 55 years
NRS leg pain of 6 or more points on a 11-point scale with a duration of > 3 and < 8 weeks Condition preventing to receive TEI
Confirmation of sciatica by neurosurgeon Severe scoliosis
Signed informed consent TEI received in 6 months before randomization date
  Surgery for sciatica at the same level
  Surgery for sciatica at another level within one year before inclusion