Low Back Pain: Considerations of When to Refer Patients for Interventional Spine Procedures

  • Eric L. Altschuler
  • Brian F. White
  • Todd P. Stitik
  • Jong H. Kim


Although this textbook will not specifically address the details of lumbosacral region spinal injection procedures, the important issue of when to refer a patient for a possible lumbosacral spinal injection will be discussed. This is an important topic to physicians involved with musculoskeletal medicine given the frequency with which patients report low back pain and the morbidity associated with it.


Nucleus Pulposus Facet Joint Spinal Stenosis Epidural Steroid Injection Disc Prolapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric L. Altschuler
    • 1
  • Brian F. White
  • Todd P. Stitik
  • Jong H. Kim
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationNew Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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