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Table 5 Line of diagnosis for facet joint interventions.

From: Explosive growth of facet joint interventions in the medicare population in the United States: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data

Group 2002 Percent 2006 Percent
LUMBOSACRAL SPONDYLOSIS 168,980 32.3% 3,379,600 32.3%
LUMBAGO/BACK PAIN 151,240 28.9% 3,024,800 28.9%
CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS W/WO MYELOPATHY 27,960 5.3% 559,200 5.3%
DEGENERATION OF LUMBAR OR LUMBOSACRAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC 32,180 6.2% 643,600 6.2%
CERVICALGIA 29,320 5.6% 586,400 5.6%
SCIATICA 2,800 0.5% 56,000 0.5%
THORACIC OR LUMBOSACRAL NEURITIS OR RADICULITIS UNSPECIFIED 21,680 4.1% 433,600 4.1%
THORACIC SPONDYLOSIS W/WO MYELOPATHY 4,320 0.8% 86,400 0.8%
SPINAL STENOSIS 11,940 2.3% 238,800 2.3%
POSTLAMINECTOMY SYNDROME 10,860 2.1% 217,200 2.1%
DEGENERATION OF CERVICAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC 6,040 1.2% 120,800 1.2%
LUMBAR DISC DISPLACEMENT 6,980 1.3% 139,600 1.3%
PAIN IN JOINT UNSPECIFIED/SPECIFIED AREA 5,320 1.0% 106,400 1.0%
BRACHIAL NEURITIS OR RADICULITIS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED 4,560 0.9% 91,200 0.9%
ARTHROPATHY 1,680 0.3% 33,600 0.3%
OTHER SYNDROMES AFFECTING CERVICAL REGION 5,640 1.1% 112,800 1.1%
POSTLAMINECTOMY SYNDROME OF CERVICAL REGION 1,000 0.2% 20,000 0.2%
LUMBOSACRAL SPRAIN 1,680 0.3% 33,600 0.3%
DEGENERATION OF THORACIC OR THORACOLUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC 1,220 0.2% 24,400 0.2%
CONGENITAL ANOMALIES OF SPINE 1,200 0.2% 24,000 0.2%
DISORDERS OF SACRUM 2,300 0.4% 46,000 0.4%
SPONDYLOLISTHESIS 1,120 0.2% 22,400 0.2%
MYALGIA AND MYOSITIS 1,560 0.3% 31,200 0.3%
DEGENERATION OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SITE UNSPECIFIED 940 0.2% 18,800 0.2%
NEURALGIA NEURITIS AND RADICULITIS UNSPECIFIED 520 0.1% 10,400 0.1%
OSTEOARTHROSIS 1,180 0.2% 23,600 0.2%
SPINAL STENOSIS IN CERVICAL REGION 800 0.2% 16,000 0.2%
SPASM OF MUSCLE 840 0.2% 16,800 0.2%
PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURE OF VERTEBRAE 400 0.1% 8,000 0.1%
LUMBOSACRAL PLEXUS LESIONS 800 0.2% 16,000 0.2%
INFLAMMATORY SPONDYLOPATHY 520 0.1% 10,400 0.1%
OTHERS 12,840 2.5% 256,800 2.5%