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NCT02383524 : Genetic Predictors of Responsiveness to Radiofrequency Denervation in Chronic Low Back Pain
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: N/A
Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosed with chronic low back pain which is unresponsive to conservative treatment
(including suitable analgesics and physical therapy);

- Willing to provide consent

- Subject is capable of comprehending the patient information sheet and has the
capacity to give their informed consent to all study procedures in English

- Be 18 years or older at the time of enrolment;

- Have specific low back pain that is aggravated by hyperextension and rotation of the
spine, with or without hip, buttock or leg pain that does not follow a known
dermatomal distribution

- Paraspinal Tenderness

- A "positive" response to a uni/bi-lateral MBB* (a response is considered positive
when a subject experiences at least 50% reduction in pain scores after the block,
regardless of the duration of pain relief)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who had had any previous back surgery

- Patients who had previous RF treatments for facet joints mediated pain

- Patients with another significant cause of low back pain (like spinal stenosis, disc
herniation, spondylolisthesis, malignancy, infection or trauma);

- Radicular pain (pain with neuropathic characteristics following one or more nerve
root distribution)

- Patients with bleeding complications or coagulopathy issues;

- Concurrent participation in other experimental trials;

- Known history of adverse reactions to local anesthetics;

- Pregnant or lactating women;

- Refusal to provide informed consent for blood banking

- Any other complication which in the view of the investigator may interfere with the
study procedures or the measurement of the accurate study outcomes
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