Developed under the guidance of the Spine Intervention Society's Standards Division and edited by Professor Nikolai Bogduk, internationally renowned and respected expert in clinical anatomy and back pain, the SIS Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures, Second Edition is the comprehensive compendium on spinal interventions is a must read for anyone performing interventional spine procedures.

Each chapter provides a summary of the evidence supporting each procedure, along with dozens of high quality radiographic images depicting step-by-step needle placement technique and demonstrating injectate flow patterns.

The book is divided into five sections:


  • Sedation
  • Intravenous Lines
  • Records
  • Anticoagulants
  • Principles of Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy


  • Lateral Atlanto-Axial Joint Access
    • Lateral Atlanto-Axial Joint Blocks
    • Intra-articular Injection of Steroids
  • Cervical Zygapophysial Joint Intra-articular Access
    • Applications of Cervical Zygapophysial Joint Intra-articular Access
  • Cervical Medial Branch Blocks
  • Third Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Cervical Medial Branch Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Efficacy of Cervical Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Access
    • Insertion of Electrodes
    • Insertion of Catheters
    • Cervical Epidural Steroids
  • Cervical Transforaminal Access
    • Cervical Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Cervical Transforaminal Injection of Steroids
  • Cervical Disc Stimulation (Provocation Discography)
  • An Algorithm for the Conduct of Cervical Synovial Joint Blocks


  • Thoracic Disc Access
    • Thoracic Disc Stimulation and Discography
  • Thoracic Transforaminal Access
    • Applications of Thoracic Transforaminal Access
  • Thoracic Zygapophysial Intra-articular Access
    • Applications of Thoracic Zygapophysial Joint Access
  • Thoracic Medial Branch Blocks


  • Lumbar Zygapophysial Joint Access
    • Applications of Lumbar Zygapophysial Joint Access
  • Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Access
    • Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy
    • Transdiscal Biacuplasty
    • Lumbar Disc Stimulation
    • Lumbar Discogenic Pain
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Access
    • Lumbar and Sacral Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Lumbar and Sacral Transforaminal Injection of Steroids
    • Transforaminal Injection of Etanercept
  • Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Access
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroids
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Efficacy of Lumbar Medial Branch Thermal Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • An Algorithm for the Investigation of Low Back Pain


  • Sacroiliac Joint Access
    • Sacroiliac Joint Blocks
    • Sacroiliac Intra-articular Injection of Steroids

From defining the procedures and discussing indications to addressing needle placement and outcomes assessment, the softbound Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures, Second Edition is the definitive text on interventional spine procedures.

Purchase online or order via phone, toll free (U.S. only) at 888.255.0005.

Non-Member: $400
SIS Member: $200
Medical Student, Fellow, and Resident SIS Members: $100 (Limit 1)

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