Effectiveness of lumbar facet joint nerve blocks in chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Manchikanti2001EffectivenessOL,
  title={Effectiveness of lumbar facet joint nerve blocks in chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vidyasagar Pampati and C E Bakhit and Jose J Rivera and Carla D Beyer and Kim S. Damron and Renee C Barnhill},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          101-17
        }
}
This randomized clinical trial was designed to determine the effectiveness of therapeutic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks. Two hundred patients were evaluated with controlled diagnostic blocks for the presence of facet joint mediated pain. Eighty four patients, or 42% were determined to have lumbar facet joint mediated pain. These patients were randomly allocated into two groups: Group I receiving therapeutic injections with local anesthetic and Sarapin, and Group II receiving therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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