Success of initial and repeated medial branch neurotomy for zygapophysial joint pain: a systematic review.

@article{Smuck2012SuccessOI,
  title={Success of initial and repeated medial branch neurotomy for zygapophysial joint pain: a systematic review.},
  author={Mathew Smuck and Ralph A Crisostomo and Kavita K. Trivedi and Divya Agrawal},
  journal={PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={686-92}
}
OBJECTIVES To review the duration of pain relief after initial and repeated radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) for cervical and lumbar zygapophysial joint pain. METHODS We searched PubMed to identify all articles that met review criteria for in-depth analysis, synthesis, and review. RESULTS Data from 16 articles are reported in this review, including 8 cervical studies, 7 lumbar studies, and 1 study of both cervical and lumbar treatment. Overall, methodology and design quality of cervical… CONTINUE READING