Analysis of the growth of epidural injections and costs in the Medicare population: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data.

@article{Manchikanti2010AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the growth of epidural injections and costs in the Medicare population: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vidyasagar Pampati and Mark V. Boswell and Howard Smith and J A Hirsch},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          199-212
        }
}
BACKGROUND Interventional techniques for the treatment of spinal techniques are commonly used and are increasing exponentially. Epidural injections and facet joint interventions are the 2 most commonly utilized procedures in interventional pain management. The current literature regarding the effectiveness of epidural injections is sparse with highly variable outcomes based on the technique, outcome measures, patient selection, and methodology. Multiple reports have illustrated the exponential… CONTINUE READING

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