Percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic neck pain: outcomes in a series of consecutive patients.

@article{Barnsley2005PercutaneousRN,
  title={Percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic neck pain: outcomes in a series of consecutive patients.},
  author={Les Barnsley},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          282-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials in research settings have demonstrated the efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy of the medial branches of the cervical dorsal rami in the palliation of chronic zygapophysial joint pain, a common cause of chronic neck pain, but one that is under-recognized in some quarters. AIMS This study aimed to determine the outcomes of radiofrequency neurotomy in usual clinical practice for patients with established cervical zygapophysial joint pain… CONTINUE READING
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