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2021 May 10

J Neurosurg Case Lessons



Iatrogenic neurological injury after radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections: illustrative cases.


Shields LBE, Iyer VG, Zhang Y, Shields CB
J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2021 May 10; 1(19):CASE2148.
PMID: 35854838.


Neck pain is often chronic and disabling. Cervical facet joint injections and epidural steroid injections are frequently used to manage chronic neck pain and cervicogenic headaches. While minimal side effects are commonly associated with these treatments, severe complications are exceedingly rare.