Ultrasound-Assisted Cervical Diskography and Intradiskal Procedures

  • Samer N. Narouze


The role of diagnostic cervical diskography in the evaluation of patients with neck pain and degenerative disk disease remains controversial [1]. However, provocative cervical diskography is performed in an effort to identify the origin of cervical pain and hence help directing appropriate intervention. Ultrasound will play a pivotal role in performing cervical diskography and percutaneous intradiskal cervical procedures as it will allow us to accurately visualize the various relevant nearby soft tissue structures and avoid their injury [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samer N. Narouze
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  1. 1.Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineCenter for Pain Medicine, Western Reserve HospitalCuyahoga FallsUSA

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