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A comparative effectiveness evaluation of percutaneous adhesiolysis and epidural steroid injections in managing lumbar post surgery syndrome: a randomized, equivalence controlled trial.

@article{Manchikanti2009ACE,
  title={A comparative effectiveness evaluation of percutaneous adhesiolysis and epidural steroid injections in managing lumbar post surgery syndrome: a randomized, equivalence controlled trial.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vijay Pratap Singh and Kimberly A. Cash and Vidyasagar Pampati and Sukdeb Datta},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          E355-68
        }
}
BACKGROUND Speculated causes of post lumbar surgery syndrome include epidural fibrosis, acquired stenosis, and facet joint pain among other causes. Even though fluoroscopically directed caudal epidural injections and facet joint interventions are effective in some patients, others continue to suffer with chronic persistent pain. Percutaneous adhesiolysis with target delivery of medications has been demonstrated to be effective in these patients. However, the evidence for percutaneous… 

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