Table 2:

Reasons for discrepancy between facet joint activity and treatment

ReasonPatient Group
Lumbar (n = 41)Cervical (n = 11)Overall (n = 52)
Not documented (%)18 (44)3 (27)21 (40)
Active facet joint not concordant with clinical findings (%)13 (32)5 (45)18 (35)
Consideration of response (or lack of) to prior targeted treatment (%)6 (15)3 (27)9 (17)
Relatively low reported activity (%)2 (5)0 (0)2 (4)
Too many active facet joints to inject (%)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Information from other imaging (%)2 (5)0 (0)2 (4)