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Facet guidelines, serial medial branch blocks and issues surrounding recommending procedures with no mechanistic foundation

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  • Contributors SPC wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and SN and DAP provided important edits. All authors approved the final version.

  • Funding This study was funded by US Department of Defense, Uniformed Services University, Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research for Operational Readiness (grant number HU00011920011).

  • Competing interests SPC has consulted for Abbott, SPR Therapeutics, Scilex, Avanos and Persica in the past 12 months.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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