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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
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Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734232/corticosteroid-injections-into-lumbar-facet-joints-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#2
David J Kennedy, Lisa Huynh, Joe Wong, Ryan Mattie, Josh Levin, Matthew Smuck, Byron J Schneider
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroid injections into the intra-articular (IA) zygapophysial (z-joints) are frequently utilized to treat this cause of low back pain. No studies have been done on the efficacy of IA corticosteroids in those with z-joint pain confirmed by dual comparative medial branch blocks (MBB). OBJECTIVE: To determine if an injection of a corticosteroid into lumbar z-joints is effective in reducing pain and the need for radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN). DESIGN: Double-Blind, prospective, randomized, placebo controlled trial SETTING: Academic Medical Center PATIENTS: 28 subjects with z-joint pain confirmed by MBBs...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682022/radiofrequency-and-methylprednisolone-in-treatment-of-lower-back-pain-caused-by-facet-joint-syndrome-comparison-of-the-outcomes
#3
Dagistan Yasar, Okmen Korgun, Dagistan Emine
Introduction: In this trial we have discussed the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation and methylprednisolone treatment in cases diagnosed with facet syndrome; and effects of treatment modality on quality of life is evaluated by visual analogue scale and Oswestry Disability Index. Materials and Methods: This prospective, study was conducted with 100 patients with diagnosis of facet joint syndrome. Patients, benefited from diagnostic block, were separated into two groups, with 50 cases in each...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564634/-lumbar-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-medial-branch-of-the-dorsal-ramus-of-the-spinal-nerve-anatomic-study-and-description-of-a-new-technique
#4
G C Feigl, C Mattersberger, W Rosmarin, R Likar, C Avila González
BACKGROUND: The success of radiofrequency ablation (RF) of the medial branch of the dorsal ramus in patients with facet joint pain depends on the effective coagulation distance. To date, computed tomography(CT)-guided techniques do not reach the nerve in parallel but rather than punctually. We report a new CT-guided technique to enhance parallelism and proximity of the RF needle to the nerve. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two examiners with different experience with CT-guided procedures in corpses performed all punctures at the lumbar spine on 10 corpses...
April 2018: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317361/intraarticular-pulsed-radiofrequency-to-treat-refractory-lumbar-facet-joint-pain-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
#5
Min Cheol Chang, Yun-Woo Cho, Da Hyun Ahn, Kyung Hee Do
OBJECTIVE: Many treatment techniques have been used for refractory lumbar facet joint pain; however, their efficacy has been controversial. In this study, we investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of intra-articular pulsed radiofrequency for the treatment of refractory lumbar facet joint pain in patients with low back pain. METHODS: Twenty patients with refractory lumbar facet joint pain were recruited, and each patient was treated via intra-articular pulsed radiofrequency...
April 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200944/cost-utility-analysis-of-cervical-therapeutic-medial-branch-blocks-in-managing-chronic-neck-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Alan D Kaye, Joshua A Hirsch
Background: Controlled diagnostic studies have established the prevalence of cervical facet joint pain to range from 36% to 67% based on the criterion standard of ≥ 80% pain relief. Treatment of cervical facet joint pain has been described with Level II evidence of effectiveness for therapeutic facet joint nerve blocks and radiofrequency neurotomy and with no significant evidence for intraarticular injections. However, there have not been any cost effectiveness or cost utility analysis studies performed in managing chronic neck pain with or without headaches with cervical facet joint interventions...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174073/lumbar-medial-branch-block-volume-dependent-dispersion-patterns-as-a-predictor-for-ablation-success-a-cadaveric-study
#7
Sayed E Wahezi, Edward Alexeev, John S Georgy, Nogah Haramati, Stephen A Erosa, Jay M Shah, Sherry Downie
BACKGROUND: Lumbar facet arthropathy is a common cause of low back pain. Literature supports treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of associated nerves that innervate lumbar facets when alternative conservative therapies have failed. Diagnostic local anesthetic blocks precede therapeutic ablation, but have a false-positive rate of 27%-63%, and some authors have questioned their utility in predicting therapeutic response to RFA. The authors of the current study believe that injectate volume may be a contributing factor to false positivity...
November 22, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173659/radiofrequency-denervation-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
#8
REVIEW
Jessica Arias Garau
Facet or zygapophysial joint pain is commonly seen in the aging population. Interventional procedures, such as facet joint nerve blocks, facet intraarticular injections, and radiofrequency denervation, are used for the diagnosis and treatment of axial spinal chronic neck and low back pain. The focus of this article is to understand how radiofrequency denervation works in the cervical and lumbar spine and to be able to properly select appropriate patients who might benefit from this safe and effective procedure...
February 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167604/lumbar-facet-joint-injection-in-treating-low-back-pain-radiofrequency-denervation-versus-sham-procedure-systematic-review
#9
Munnan Al-Najjim, Rohit Shah, Mahmoud Rahuma, Omar Abdul Gabbar
The lumbar facet joints have been implicated as one of the causes of low-back pain syndromes. About 15-40% of patients who presented with chronic low-back pain was attributed to lumbar facet joint pain. The purpose of this study was to analyse whether radiofrequency denervation is better than SHAM procedure in treating chronic low-back pain caused by lumbar zygapophysial joints pathology. From the four identified randomised control trials, there is conflicting evidence at an intermediate 3-6-month stage, however; one study demonstrates statistical significance of radiofrequency denervation at 3 months...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135886/interpreting-the-mint-randomized-trials-evaluating-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-facet-and-sacroiliac-joint-pain-a-call-from-asra-for-better-education-study-design-and-performance
#10
David A Provenzano, Asokumar Buvanendran, Oscar A de León-Casasola, Samer Narouze, Steven P Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123625/relationship-between-paravertebral-muscle-twitching-and-long-term-effects-of-radiofrequency-medial-branch-neurotomy
#11
Jae Chul Koh, Do Hyeong Kim, Youn Woo Lee, Jong Bum Choi, Dong Hun Ha, Ji Won An
Background: To achieve a prolonged therapeutic effect in patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome, radiofrequency medial branch neurotomy (RF-MB) is commonly performed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of paravertebral muscle twitching when performing RF-MB in patients with lumbar facet joint syndrome. Methods: We collected and analyzed data from 68 patients with confirmed facet joint syndrome. Sensory stimulation was performed at 50 Hz with a 0...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119066/bipolar-radiofrequency-facet-ablation-of-the-lumbar-facet-capsule-an-adjunct-to-conventional-radiofrequency-ablation-for-pain-management
#12
Robert E Jacobson, Ovidiu Palea, Michelle Granville
Radiofrequency facet ablation (RFA) has been performed using the same technique for over 50 years. Except for variations in electrode size, tip shape, and change in radiofrequency (RF) stimulation parameters, using standard, pulsed, and cooled RF wavelengths, the target points have remained absolutely unchanged from the original work describing RFA for lumbar pain control. Degenerative changes in the facet joint and capsule are the primary location for the majority of lumbar segmental pathology and pain. Multiple studies show that the degenerated facet joint is richly innervated as a result of the inflammatory overgrowth of the synovium...
September 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934800/comparison-of-intraarticular-pulsed-radiofrequency-and-intraarticular-corticosteroid-injection-for-management-of-cervical-facet-joint-pain
#13
Ji Woon Lim, Yun-Woo Cho, Dong Gyu Lee, Min Cheol Chang
BACKGROUND: Disorders of the facet joints are some of the most common sources of chronic spinal pain. Facet joint pain is responsible for approximately 50% of patients with chronic neck pain. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) stimulation, after placing needle electrodes into the joint space, has been recently reported for the management of joint pain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraarticular (IA) PRF for the management of cervical facet joint (CFJ) pain...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879370/radiofrequency-facet-joint-denervation-in-the-lumbar-spine
#14
Doina Thomas, Klaus J Schnake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807894/advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-neck-pain
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REVIEW
Steven P Cohen, W Michael Hooten
Neck pain imposes a considerable personal and socioeconomic burden-it is one of the top five chronic pain conditions in terms of prevalence and years lost to disability-yet it receives a fraction of the research funding given to low back pain. Although most acute episodes resolve spontaneously, more than a third of affected people still have low grade symptoms or recurrences more than one year later, with genetics and psychosocial factors being risk factors for persistence. Nearly half of people with chronic neck pain have mixed neuropathic-nociceptive symptoms or predominantly neuropathic symptoms...
August 14, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704245/inciting-events-associated-with-lumbar-facet-joint-pain
#16
Charles A Odonkor, Yian Chen, Peju Adekoya, Bryan J Marascalchi, Hira Chaudhry-Richter, Teresa Tang, Christopher Abruzzese, Berklee K Cohen, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability with approximately 15%-25% of the chronic back pain population suffering from lumbar facet arthropathy. No large-scale study has sought to systematically identify inciting events for lumbar facet arthropathy. The aim of this study is to quantify the proportion of individuals with lumbar facetogenic pain who report a specific precipitating event(s) and to determine if there is a correlation between these events and treatment outcome...
January 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690952/targeted-radiofrequency-ablation-as-an-adjunct-in-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-cysts
#17
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Aldo Berti, Robert E Jacobson
Lumbar facet cysts are frequently found in patients with facet degeneration and segmental instability. When the facet cyst is localized in the neural foramina and lateral recess or becomes large, it can cause radiculopathy or neurogenic claudication. These symptomatic cysts are typically treated interventionally with drainage and a corticosteroid injection or attempts via overinflation to rupture the cyst; however, these procedures have a significant recurrence rate (up to 50%) and often need to be repeated or lead to lumbar surgery if unsuccessful...
June 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672319/effect-of-radiofrequency-denervation-on-pain-intensity-among-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-the-mint-randomized-clinical-trials
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Johan N S Juch, Esther T Maas, Raymond W J G Ostelo, J George Groeneweg, Jan-Willem Kallewaard, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen, Johanna M van Dongen, Frank J P M Huygen, Maurits W van Tulder
Importance: Radiofrequency denervation is a commonly used treatment for chronic low back pain, but high-quality evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation added to a standardized exercise program for patients with chronic low back pain. Design, Setting, and Participants: Three pragmatic multicenter, nonblinded randomized clinical trials on the effectiveness of minimal interventional treatments for participants with chronic low back pain (Mint study) were conducted in 16 multidisciplinary pain clinics in the Netherlands...
July 4, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591071/comparison-of-intra-articular-thoracic-facet-joint-steroid-injection-and-thoracic-medial-branch-block-for-the-management-of-thoracic-facet-joint-pain
#19
Dong Gyu Lee, Sang Ho Ahn, Yun Woo Cho, Kyung Hee Do, Sang Gyu Kwak, Min Cheol Chang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to show the effect of intra-articular (IA) thoracic facet joint (TFJ) steroid injection for the management of TFJ pain, and to compare it with the effect of therapeutic thoracic medial branch block (MBB) with a local anesthetic and steroid. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Several studies have shown the effects of thoracic MBB with local anesthetics with or without steroids and radiofrequency neurotomy in managing TFJ pain, but thus far, the effectiveness of IA TFJ steroid injection has not been studied...
January 15, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576500/the-efficacy-of-conventional-radiofrequency-denervation-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-originating-from-the-facet-joints-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
REVIEW
Chang-Hyun Lee, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Radiofrequency denervation is commonly used for the treatment of chronic facet joint pain that has been refractory to more conservative treatments, although the evidence supporting this treatment has been controversial. PURPOSE: We aimed to elucidate the precise effects of radiofrequency denervation in patients with low back pain originating from the facet joints relative to those obtained using control treatments, with particular attention to consistency in the denervation protocol...
November 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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