Results of surgery for discogenic low back pain: a randomized study using discography versus discoblock for diagnosis.

@article{Ohtori2009ResultsOS,
  title={Results of surgery for discogenic low back pain: a randomized study using discography versus discoblock for diagnosis.},
  author={Seiji Ohtori and Tomoaki Kinoshita and Masaomi Yamashita and Gen Inoue and Kazuyo Yamauchi and Takana Koshi and Munetaka Suzuki and Sumihisa Orita and Yawara Eguchi and Shinichiro Nakamura and Masatsune Yamagata and Masashi Takaso and Nobuyasu Ochiai and Shunji Kishida and Yasuchika Aoki and Kazuhisa Takahashi},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 13},
  pages={
          1345-8
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Randomized, controlled study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnosis of discogenic low back pain (LBP) with discography and discoblock. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Discogenic LBP is usually diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging and discography. However, the reliability of discography is controversial. Previously, we reported the usefulness of discoblock with bupivacaine for diagnosis, and discoblock improved the results of anterior interbody fusion surgery. However, that study… CONTINUE READING
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