Role of paraspinal mapping before transforaminal epidural injections for lumbar radiculopathy


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Leblebicier M. , GÜNDÜZ O. H. , Kaplan B. M. , Ercalik T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.67, no.2, pp.196-202, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tftrd.2021.5042
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-202
  • Keywords: Lumbar radiculopathy, paraspinal mapping, transforaminal epidural injection, STEROID INJECTIONS, NEEDLE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY, MUSCLE DENERVATION, DISC HERNIATION, SPINAL STENOSIS, PAIN, PREDICTORS

Abstract

Objectives: This study aims to investigate whether electromyography (EMG) including paraspinal mapping (PM) and specific clinical findings before the injection have a predictive role on the results in patients undergoing unilateral transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI).