CPT® 64490, Under Introduction/Injection of Anesthetic Agent (Nerve Block), Diagnostic or Therapeutic Procedures on the Paravertebral Spinal Nerves and Branches

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 64490 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Introduction/Injection of Anesthetic Agent (Nerve Block), Diagnostic or Therapeutic Procedures on the Paravertebral Spinal Nerves and Branches.

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Summary

In this service, the provider injects a diagnostic or therapeutic agent into a facet joint, the joint connecting two spinal vertebrae together, at the cervical or thoracic level. Or he may perform the injection for nerves innervating that joint. He uses imaging guidance of either fluoroscopy or CT scan. The goal of this procedure is to treat spinal pain or to identify the exact source of pain.

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