Back pain of non-inflammatory origin has an important impact on health care cost. It encompasses many entities that are accessible to image guided percutaneous treatment. The precise localized deposition of steroids performed under radiological control exhibits an efficacy of up to 70%. This treatment is mostly indicated for pain with presence of a disco-radicular conflict revealed by nerve root irritation and for pain referred to as posterior articular syndrome. Only few contrindications and complications of image guided percutaneous steroid injection exist. Image guided percutaneous steroid injection may be performed as outpatient treatment and may rapidly reduce pain. The treatment is complementary to physiotherapy and may help to avoid non-necessary surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Percutaneous guided therapy of radiculopathy and posterior articular syndrome
|Number of pages
|Medecine et Hygiene
|Published - Nov 8 2000
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine