Guidelines and Advisories

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Practice advisories and guidelines represent the opinions of the respective authors. Readers are advised to analyze and apply this information in their own practices.

 

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The fourth edition of ASRA's evidence-based guidelines provides the most up-to-date information and patient safety recommendations.

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This guideline is based on input from a multisociety committee of experts who reached consensus on 17 topical questions about the procedures.

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The 2020 version was created in response to user feedback, simulation studies, and advances in knowledge.

 

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Consensus Practice Guidelines on Interventions for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain from a Multispecialty, International Working Group

Oct 12, 2020

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The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the use of lumbar facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation to treat low back pain, yet nearly all aspects of the procedures remain controversial. This guideline is based on input from a multisociety committee of experts who reached consensus on 17 topical questions about the procedures. Evidence-based pain medicine should include consideration of the best-available research and take into account clinical experience and expertise, as well as patient values and preferences.

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