Results of Intradiscal Pulsed Radiofrequency for Lumbar Discogenic Pain: Comparison with Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy

@inproceedings{Fukui2012ResultsOI,
  title={Results of Intradiscal Pulsed Radiofrequency for Lumbar Discogenic Pain: Comparison with Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy},
  author={Sei Fukui and Kazuhito Nitta and Narihito Iwashita and Hisashi Tomie and Shuichi Nosaka and Olav Jacobus Johannes Maria Rohof},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of pain},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND We have developed an intradiscal pulsed radiofrequency (Disc PRF) technique, using Diskit II® needles (NeuroTherm, Wilmington, MA, USA), as a minimally invasive treatment option for chronic discogenic low back pain (LBP). The purpose of this study was to compare the representative outcomes of Disc PRF and Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) in terms of pain relief and reduction of disability. METHODS Thirty-one patients with chronic discogenic LBP who underwent either Disc… CONTINUE READING