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Lumbar Spine Facet Block (Ultrasound-Guided and X-Ray Fluoroscopy-Guided)

  • Keiichi OmoteEmail author
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Abstract

Facet joint blocks have long been used in the diagnosis and management of spinal pain syndrome.

An understanding of facet-related pain syndromes and the methods for placing medication directly within the facet joint proves useful.

Keywords

Lumbar facet joint Facet joint block Facet-related pain syndrome 

References

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    Schwarzer AC, Aprill CN, Derby R, et al. Clinical features of patients with pain stemming from the lumbar zygapophysial joints: is the lumbar facet syndrome a clinical entity? Spine. 1994;19:1132–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sapporo Teishinkai HospitalSapporoJapan

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