Facet joint injection and facet nerve block: a randomised comparison in 86 patients with chronic low back pain

@article{Marks1992FacetJI,
  title={Facet joint injection and facet nerve block: a randomised comparison in 86 patients with chronic low back pain},
  author={Robert Marks and Thomas Houston and T Thulbourne},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1992},
  volume={49},
  pages={325-328}
}
Eighty-six patients with refractory chronic low back pain were randomly assigned to receive either facet joint injection or facet nerve block, using local anaesthetic and steroid. There was no significant difference in the immediate response. The duration of response after facet joint injection was marginally longer than after facet nerve block (P less than 0.05 1 month after infiltration), but for both groups the response was usually short-lived; by 3 months only 2 patients continued to report… CONTINUE READING

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