Topic: Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain: Lower Back

Dec 2010 | Assessment

Interventions of interest: Automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy Coblation nucleoplasty Epidural steroid injections Intradiscal electrothermal therapy Interdisciplinary rehabilitation programs that combine physical therapy, exercise, workplace interventions, and cognitive retraining Interspinous spacer systems Laminectomy Radiofrequency denervation Spinal fusion Surgical lumbar discectomy Low back pain is an exceedingly common complaint, with a lifetime prevalence rangingfrom 11-84% (Walker, 2000). […]

Chronic Pain: Lower Back & Neck

Oct 2017 | Assessment

Interventions of Interest: Acupuncture Cognitive behavioral therapy Mindfulness Yoga Tai Chi ICER developed a report assessing the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of certain non-pharmacologic, non-invasive interventions for chronic low back and neck pain. The report was the subject of a October 19, 2017 meeting of the California Technology Assessment Forum. Evidence from the report […]

Degenerative Disk Disease: Neck Pain

Feb 2013 | Assessment

Intervention of interest: Cervical spinal fusion We completed a Technology Assessment of cervical spinal fusion for degenerative disc disease in advance of the public meeting of the Washington State Health Technology Assessment Program’s Clinical Committee. Date of review: March 2013 For questions or additional information, please contact Final Documents Below you will find the […]