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A 30-year-old female asked:

i've had 3 esi in the past 6 weeks. there's still pain & extreme back spams. the dr wants to do 6 facet injections. i'm skeptical it will work. ?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Skeptical back: I share your skepticism sounds like an unguided shot gun diagnostic approach, spasm plus tenderness is muscular, start with trigger point injections, pain with lumbar extension and facet arthritic changes on imaging bone scan help find most metibolicaly active facet the. ESI Best for leg pain i dont use for back pain facet injection have 50%failure rate read dr sarno book. if imaging is negative .

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