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2022 May

Pain Physician



Cervical Facet Joint Pain and Cervicogenic Headache Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation: A Systematic Review.


Suer M, Wahezi S E, Abd-Elsayed A, Sehgal N
Pain Physician. 2022 May; 25(3):251-263.
PMID: 35652765.


Chronic neck pain is often multifactorial and is a leading cause of pain and disability. Cervical facet joint pain is a common cause of neck pain and, in addition to more conservative modalities, can be treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the respective medial branch nerves. Cervicogenic headaches are a frequent complaint in pain clinics in the United States and can be targeted via a similar procedural approach.