Outcome of intra-articular lumbar facet joint corticosteroid injection according to the severity of facet joint arthritis.

Outcome of intra-articular lumbar facet joint corticosteroid injection according to the severity of facet joint arthritis. Exp Ther Med. 2019 Nov;18(5):4132-4136 Authors: Kwak DG, Kwak SG, Lee AY, Chang MC Abstract Lumbar facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA) caused by degenerative change(s) is considered to be the main cause of facet joint-origin low back pain (LBP). Intra-articular lumbar facet joint (IA LFJ) corticosteroid injection is widely used for controlling pain induced by FJOA. In the current study, the outcomes of IA LFJ corticosteroid injection were evaluated according to the severity of FJOA. A total of 50 patients who received IA LFJ corticosteroid injections for the treatment of LFJ pain were recruited. Patients were classified into three groups according to the severity of FJOA, which was indicated during a lumbar axial MRI. A total of 10 patients were assigned to group A (patients with mild FJOA), 27 to group B (patients with moderate FJOA) and 13 to group C (patients with severe FJOA). Pain intensity was evaluated using a numerical rating scale (NRS) prior to treatment and at 1, 2 and 3 months after treatment. A total of 26 (52%) patients experienced successful treatment outcomes (defined as>50% reduction in NRS score at 3 months). Patients in all groups demonstrated a significant decrease in NRS scores at 1, 2 and 3 months after IA LFJ corticosteroid injection compared with the pre-treatment score (P
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research

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You're reading Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. According to the Centre...
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You're reading What Are The Best Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. Accor...
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