Chronic Cervical Radiculopathy: Lateral-Approach Periradicular Corticosteroid Injection

Thirty-two patients underwent periradicular corticosteroid injections with a lateral percutaneous approach under fluoroscopic guidance, to treat 34 foci of chronic cervical radiculopathy unresponsive to medical treatment alone. The mean evolutionary trends for radicular and neck pain relief were significant at 14 days (P < .001) and at 6 months (P < .001). The procedure did not produce any complications.

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Published in print: Mar 2001