The diagnostic value of facet joint injections.

@article{Moran1988TheDV,
  title={The diagnostic value of facet joint injections.},
  author={Raymond Moran and Damien O'Connell and Michael G. Walsh},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1988},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={1407-10}
}
This study evaluates the specificity of facet joint injections in diagnosing symptomatic facet joint pain. Fifty-four patients had 143 facet joint injections performed in a prospective study. Pain provocation and pain relief were used to confirm the diagnosis. All patients had symptoms and signs considered suggestive of facet joint pain. Less than 1.5 ml of bupivacaine was injected into each joint to prevent extravasation. Only nine patients (16.7%) had the diagnosis confirmed, significantly… CONTINUE READING

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