Psychological predictors of the effectiveness of radiofrequency lesioning of the cervical spinal dorsal ganglion (RF-DRG).

@article{Samwel2000PsychologicalPO,
  title={Psychological predictors of the effectiveness of radiofrequency lesioning of the cervical spinal dorsal ganglion (RF-DRG).},
  author={Han J A Samwel and Robert Slappendel and Ben J. P. Crul and V F Voerman},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={149-55}
}
In this study, 54 patients suffering from chronic cervicobrachialgia (mean pain duration 7 years) were treated with radiofrequency lesioning of the cervical spinal dorsal root ganglion (RF-DRG). The aim of the study was to investigate whether psychological variables would be predictive for the changes in pain intensity after medical treatment. The following psychological aspects were measured: pain cognitions, negative self-efficacy and catastrophizing, physical and psychosocial dysfunction… CONTINUE READING