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Lumbar Disc Procedures: Fluoroscopy 

Lumbar Disc Procedures: Fluoroscopy
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Lumbar Disc Procedures: Fluoroscopy
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Leonardo Kapural

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199908004.003.0023
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date: 18 October 2019

Discogenic lumbar pain is a frequent cause of prolonged disability. Currently, there are few effective minimally invasive therapeutic options to treat diseased discs and provide a long-term pain relief. Intradiscal biacuplasty improves functional capacity and affords pain relief in properly selected patients. Provocative discography is a relatively invasive intradiscal technique that has been used as a diagnostic tool to help to detect painful discs and associated morphological changes. One of the effective therapeutic approaches to control discogenic pain is to use an ablative radiofrequency intradiscal procedure, like biacuplasty. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) is currently in limited use. Serious complications of intradiscal procedures are rather rare.

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