48 year old Russian wrestling champion came with severe back ache
48 year old Russian wrestling champion came with severe back ache with inability to stand straight. Clinical examination, imaging studies and diagnostic injections confirmed lumbar facet arthropathy to be the cause of back pain. Because of his active sports background fusion surgery was avoided. Cooled Radiofrequency denervation of 5 level lumbar facet joints of both sides was performed with excellent pain relief.
Dr. Ashish Chakravarty
(Senior Consultant - Department of Neurointerventional & Pain Medicine)