A 68-year-old male established patient with osteoarthritis of the lumbar region returns to the office for a scheduled paravertebral facet joint injection. The patient is currently on a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ranitidine, and glucosamine-chondroitin. He reports pain and stiffness in his lower lumbar area and denies any other complaints. The two facets at L4-5 were each injected with glucocorticoid preparations. Fluoroscopic guidance was done for the supervision of needle placement.
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