Systematic review of diagnostic utility and therapeutic effectiveness of cervical facet joint interventions.

@article{Falco2009SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of diagnostic utility and therapeutic effectiveness of cervical facet joint interventions.},
  author={Frank J. E. Falco and Stephanie Erhart and Bradley W. Wargo and David A. Bryce and Sairam Atluri and Sukdeb Datta and Salim Michel Hayek},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          323-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chronic, recurrent neck pain is common and is associated with high pain intensity and disability, which is seen in 14% of the adult general population. Controlled studies have supported the existence of cervical facet or zygapophysial joint pain in 36% to 67% of these patients. However, these studies also have shown false-positive results in 27% to 63% of the patients with a single diagnostic block. There is also a paucity of literature investigating therapeutic interventions of… CONTINUE READING

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