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2020 Apr 03

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for lumbar facet joint pain from a multispecialty, international working group.


Cohen SP, Bhaskar A, Bhatia A, Buvanendran A, Deer T, Garg S, Hooten MW, Hurley RW, Kennedy DJ, McLean BC, Moon J Y, Narouze S, Pangarkar S, Provenzano D A, Rauck R, Sitzman TB, Smuck M, Van Zundert J, Vorenkamp K, Wallace MS, et al.
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Apr 03.
PMID: 32245841.


The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the use of lumbar facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat low back pain (LBP), yet nearly all aspects of the procedures remain controversial.