Corpus ID: 793074

Making sense of the accuracy of diagnostic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks: an assessment of the implications of 50% relief, 80% relief, single block, or controlled diagnostic blocks.

@article{Manchikanti2010MakingSO,
  title={Making sense of the accuracy of diagnostic lumbar facet joint nerve blocks: an assessment of the implications of 50\% relief, 80\% relief, single block, or controlled diagnostic blocks.},
  author={L. Manchikanti and Sneha Pampati and K. Cash},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          133-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND The presence of lumbar facet joint pain has been overwhelmingly supported and the accuracy of controlled diagnostic blocks has been demonstrated in multiple studies and confirmed in systematic reviews. However, controversy surrounds the following related issues: placebo control, the amount of relief (50% versus 80%), single block versus double block, and placebo or comparative control. STUDY DESIGN An observational report of an outcome study to establish the diagnostic accuracy of… Expand
An update of the systematic assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of lumbar facet joint nerve blocks.
Management of lumbar zygapophysial (facet) joint pain.
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