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Articles  |   September 2002
Advanced concepts in interventional spine care
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Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
Articles   |   September 2002
Advanced concepts in interventional spine care
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2002, Vol. 102, 8S. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2002, Vol. 102, 8S. doi:
Abstract

This review of interventional treatment of the spine emphasizes the need for aggressive pain control as a means of preventing persistent pain. The use and application of lumbar epidural injections, facet blocks/denervation, lysis of epidural adhesions, thermal annuloplasty, radiofrequency neurotomy, and nucleoplasty are the treatment options described. These descriptions are not all-inclusive of advanced treatment options for patients with spine pain.