Pain reduction from mid/upper back pain with medial branch blocks with/without steroids
The role of thoracic medial branch blocks in managing chronic mid and upper back pain: a randomized, double-blind, active-control trial with a 2-year followupAnesthesiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:585806. doi: 10.1155/2012/585806. Epub 2012 Jul 19
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100 patients diagnosed with thoracic facet joint pain through local anaesthetic blocks were randomized to receive therapeutic medial branch blocks with or without the addition of betamethasone to determine its effect on pain relief and associated-disability. The numeric rating scale (NRS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) for pain and function were recorded over 2 years, along with employability...
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