Ultrasound-guided injections in the lumbar spine

Alexander Loizides, Siegfried Peer, Michaela Plaikner, Verena Spiss, Klaus Galiano, Jochen Obernauer, Hannes Gruber


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


ultrasound guidance ; pararadicular injection; facet-joint injection

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