Cervical facet joint injections effective for myofascial pain syndrome with CFJ pain
Effect of adding cervical facet joint injections in a multimodal treatment program for long-standing cervical myofascial pain syndrome with referral pain patterns of cervical facet joint syndromeJ Anesth. 2012 Oct;26(5):738-45. doi: 10.1007/s00540-012-1404-8. Epub 2012 May 31
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400 patients with long-standing cervical myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) with pain patterns of cervical facet joint (CFJ) syndrome were randomized to receive therapeutic CFJ injections or no injections. Over 1 year, the injection group displayed greater cervical range of motion, reduced numerical rating scale scores for pain, and fewer cases of combined tension-type headache than the control group....
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