Dr. Lubenow as part of the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group, evaluated peer‐reviewed literature on minimally invasive spine treatment (MIST) to construct guidelines for making treatment recommendations.
See the article for the recommendations, consensus and treatment algorithm.
Treatment Options: Invasiveness versus Duration of Effect
Graphic representation of level of invasiveness vs. length of efficacy of nonsurgical treatment options. LESI, lateral epidural spinal injection; NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs; PILD, percutaneous image‐guided lumbar decompression; PT, physical therapy; RF, radiofrequency; TFESI, transforaminal epidural spinal injection.
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Article reference (Pubmed):
Reference: Deer TR, Grider JS, Pope JE et al. The MIST Guidelines: The Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group Guidelines for Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment. Pain Practice: The Official Journal of World Institute of Pain 2018 Oct 27; doi 10.1111/papr.12744.