A comparison of intraarticular lumbar facet joint steroid injections and lumbar facet joint radiofrequency denervation in the treatment of low back pain: a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial.

@article{Lakemeier2013ACO,
  title={A comparison of intraarticular lumbar facet joint steroid injections and lumbar facet joint radiofrequency denervation in the treatment of low back pain: a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial.},
  author={Stefan Lakemeier and Marcel Lind and Wolfgang Schultz and Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Nina Timmesfeld and Christian Foelsch and Christian Dominik Peterlein},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={228-35}
}
BACKGROUND Lumbar facet joint degeneration is a source of chronic low back pain, with an incidence of 15% to 45% among patients with low back pain. Various therapeutic techniques in the treatment of facet-related pain have been described in the literature, including intraarticular lumbar facet joint steroid injections and radiofrequency denervation. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of intraarticular facet joint steroid injections and radiofrequency denervation. METHODS Our… CONTINUE READING
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