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The value of SPECT scans in identifying back pain likely to benefit from facet joint injection.

Abstract:

Lumbar facet disease is sometimes implicated in low back pain. Identification is difficult and this may account for a variable response. Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) is a scanning technique which enables localization of facet joint pathology. We determined whether recognition of facet disease by this method improved the response to corticosteroid injection treatment. Fifty-eight patients with low back pain and displaying accepted clinical criteria for facet joint dis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
British journal of rheumatology
Volume:
35
Issue:
12
Pages:
1269-1273
Publication date:
1996-12-01
ISSN:
0263-7103
Source identifiers:
390694

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