Ultrasound-guided injections in the middle and lower cervical spine

Alexander Loizides, Jochen Obernauer, Siegfried Peer, Reto Bale, Klaus Galiano, Hannes Gruber


Injection therapies play a major role in the treatment of cervical pain and are becoming integral parts of a multidisciplinary approach in treatment and rehabilitation of such patients. Pararadicular- and facet-joint injections in the cervical spine are preferentially performed under computed tomography (CT) or fluoroscopy-guidance. In this article we present an alternative, simple and easy to learn step by step US-guided technique for injection therapy in the cervical spine.


pararadicular injection; facet-joint injection; ultrasound guidance

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