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The use of radiofrequency lesions for pain relief in failed back patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2968976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
If conservative measures fail in the treatment of the failed back patient and if there is no indication for further surgery, interruption of nerve pathways conducting noxious stimuli may be attempted. The indication for such treatment is made on the result of a series of prognostic blocks analysing the conduction pattern of noxious stimuli. A new technique is described to interrupt the grey communicating ramus, conducting afferent fibres from the anterolateral and anterior parts of the annulus fibrosus. Results indicate a discrepancy between the result of radiofrequency lesions and the outcome of prognostic blocks. The discrepancy is more pronounced in failed back patients. Treatment with radiofrequency lesions is well tolerated and it has few adverse effects. It has a measure of success in a group of patients who are very difficult to manage otherwise.
Authors:
M E Sluijter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International disability studies     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0259-9147     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Disabil Stud     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-18     Completed Date:  1988-08-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710422     Medline TA:  Int Disabil Stud     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Boveny Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Autonomic Nerve Block / methods*
Back Pain / physiopathology,  radiography,  radiotherapy*,  surgery
Electric Stimulation / methods
Humans
Nerve Block / methods*
Neural Conduction / radiation effects
Neural Pathways / radiation effects
Radio Waves*
Recurrence

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