The inability of the clinical picture to characterize pain from facet joints.

  title={The inability of the clinical picture to characterize pain from facet joints.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Vidyasagar Pampati and Bert Fellows and A. Ghafoor Baha},
  journal={Pain physician},
  volume={3 2},
Facet joints, as a source of low back pain, have attracted considerable attention and been a source of controversy in recent years. Significant progress has been made in precision diagnosis of chronic low back pain with neural blockade. In the face of less than optimal diagnostic information offered by imaging and neurophysiologic studies, and in the face of mounting evidence showing lack of correlation between clinical features, physical findings, and diagnosis of facet joint mediated pain… CONTINUE READING
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