Role of facet joints in spine pain and image-guided treatment: a review.
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Sep;33(8):1419-26
Authors: Bykowski JL, Wong WH
Chronic low back and neck pain remain prevalent medical concerns, with much debate regarding the effective evaluation and treatment. Facet disease has been implicated as a source of axial nonradiating low back pain. We discuss patient evaluation, the role of imaging, current and emerging image-guided therapies for facet-related pain, and the increasing importance of outcome-related research in this arena.
PMID: 21940805 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]