Percutaneous pulsed radiofrequency reduces mechanical allodynia in a neuropathic pain model.

@article{Ozsoylar2008PercutaneousPR,
  title={Percutaneous pulsed radiofrequency reduces mechanical allodynia in a neuropathic pain model.},
  author={Ozg{\"u}r Ozsoylar and Didem Tuba Akçali and Pelin Çizmeci and Avni Babacan and Alex Cahana and Hayrunnisa Bolay},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={1406-11}
}
BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain is a result of a primary lesion or dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system, and its treatment is challenging. Animal models have been helpful in understanding mechanisms of neuropathic pain and in developing new treatment strategies. In this study, we examined the effect of percutaneous pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), which is a minimally invasive pain treatment method, on mechanical allodynia in a neuropathic pain rat model. METHODS Neuropathic pain… CONTINUE READING