Anaesthesia. 1979 Feb; 34(2): 202-9.
Treatment for lumbar sciatic pain in posterior articular lumbar joint syndrome.
One-hundred-and-fifty-four selected patients aged 19--80 years with lumbar sciatic pain of 2-week-30-year duration, treated with percutaneous rhizolysis, epidural block and acupuncture are reviewed. One-hundred-and-eighteen (76.6%) patients were significantly relieved of their pain. One-hundred-and-twenty-two patients (79.2%) underwent rhizolysis. All 154 patients had been previously treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.