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Journal on Recent Advances in Pain


Facet joints or zygapophyseal joints are paired synovial joints in the vertebrae that are commonly affected by degenerative changes that cause pain and disability. It is one of the most prevalent causes of low back pain and is more commonly seen in older population. Facet joint interventions may involve an intra-articular joint injection and medial branch block. Both of them are relatively simple and straightforward procedures best performed under fluoroscopy for guidance to properly target and place the needle.

Keywords: Facet joint, Intra-articular injection, Medial branch, Radiofrequency ablation.

How to cite this article: Poddar K, Gulati R. Lumbar Facet Joint Interventions. J Recent Adv Pain 2017;3(1):36-40.

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