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Value of Functional Anesthetic and Provocative Discography in the Surgical Treatment of Discogenic Pain

2014-08-27 03:15:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Although discography and spinal imaging techniques, either alone or in combination, are commonly used to diagnose discogenic pain, their exact role in predicting surgical results are poorly defined. Our aim in this study is to compare the ability of Functional anesthetic discography (FAD), and Provocative Discography (PD) to diagnose discogenic pain and to correctly identify the disc levels for the surgical treatment. Proper identification for disc levels should improve the overall results of surgery for this condition. Patients with discogenic pain have better outcomes if the disc levels for the fusion surgery are identified by using FAD compared to similar disc level identification by PD.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Discogenic Pain

Intervention

Functional anesthetic discography, Provocative Discography

Location

Anesthesiology Pain Medicine
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60611

Status

Recruiting

Source

Northwestern University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:35-0400

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