What is it about?
This study tries to identify patients with active inflammation joint and verifies if they have a better response in terms of pain, quality of life, and disability in comparison to patients without inflammation.
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Why is it important?
Facet infiltration is a conventional treatment for low back pain for those who do not respond to traditional therapy; however, the efficacy of the procedure remains controversial. In theory, only those with facet joint inflammation will have the benefit of the steroid injection, considered a potent anti-inflammatory drug with the advantage of local action, not in the whole body.
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This page is a summary of: Prognostic factors in low back pain individuals undergoing steroid and anaesthetic intra-articular facet joint infiltration: a protocol for a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study, BMJ Open, July 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026903.
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