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63 healthy m chronic back pain. Gr 1 spondylolithesis l34&l45+ facet arthritis. Bil facet blocks helped but still have bil butt pain. Advice?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generally Good

Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained.
As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards.

In brief: Generally Good

Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained.
As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Radiofrequency

If facet blocks helped radiofrequency neurotomy of medial branches may be a long-term solution.

In brief: Radiofrequency

If facet blocks helped radiofrequency neurotomy of medial branches may be a long-term solution.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Try it agian

You could try the facet injection again or we could try epidural block see if that help.

In brief: Try it agian

You could try the facet injection again or we could try epidural block see if that help.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management

In brief: Options

Pain related to spondylolisthesis may be related to lateral recess stenosis, facet pain, central stenosis, discogenic pain or pain from the instability itself.
There are multiple options to ascertain which of these is the most likely cause.

In brief: Options

Pain related to spondylolisthesis may be related to lateral recess stenosis, facet pain, central stenosis, discogenic pain or pain from the instability itself.
There are multiple options to ascertain which of these is the most likely cause.
Dr. Mehul Desai
Dr. Mehul Desai
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