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Ultrasound-Assisted Cervical Diskography and Intradiskal Procedures

  • Samer N. Narouze
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Abstract

The role of diagnostic cervical diskography in the evaluation of patients with neck pain and degenerative disk disease remains controversial. 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.

Keywords

Vertebral Artery Neck Pain Degenerative Disk Disease Soft Tissue Structure Cervical Pain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Pain MedicineSumma Western Reserve HospitalCuyahoga FallsUSA

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