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Neck FAQ

Question:

What is the best treatment for cervical facet joint pain?

Answer:

The authors of a recent study reviewed available literature and found that the evidence for radiofrequency neurotomy for the treatment of cervical facet joint pain was strong. Evidence for the use of medial branch blocks was moderate. Evidence for intraarticular joint injection was limited. L. Manchikanti et al. A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial with one year follow up. SPINE August 2008. Volume 33, Number 17. Pp. 1813-1820.

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