RADIOFREQUENCY TREATMENT IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT: INDICATIONS
RF FOR LUMBAR PAIN
Lumbar radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of low back pain is one of the most common procedures performed in interventional pain practices and, perhaps, one of the best-studied RF procedures. At the same time, low back pain is the most ubiquitous pain condition in the general population.
RF FOR SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common source of pain and accounts for 15% to 30% of complaints among idiopathic low-back pain patients. The PalisadeTMblock RF procedure to ablate the posterior SI structures is a clinically safe, efficient, and standardized approach for the full denervation of the SIJ.
PULSED RF FOR RADICULAR PAIN
Pulsed RF is a non-coagulating technique efficiently used in the treatment of chronic refractory radiculopathies caused by lesions in the DRG (mechanical compression), the spinal nerves or, its roots which lead to ischemia and inflammation of the neuronal tracts.
RF FOR CERVICAL PAIN
Cervical RF ablation is effectively used for the treatment of chronic neck pain and cervicogenic headache arising from several structures in the cervical region including discs, roots, joints, ligaments, and myofascial structures. Chronic Neck pain is the third most reported cause of musculoskeletal complaint in the general population.