The effect of repeated zygapophysial joint radiofrequency neurotomy on pain, disability, and improvement duration.

@article{Rambaransingh2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of repeated zygapophysial joint radiofrequency neurotomy on pain, disability, and improvement duration.},
  author={Brian Rambaransingh and Gordon Stanford and Robert S Burnham},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={1343-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of repeated radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN) on pain, disability, and treatment effect duration. PATIENTS One hundred-four patients who underwent repeat RFN for chronic neck or back pain were prospectively followed using a Pain Disability Questionnaire-Spine (PDQ-S). Complete data sets were available for 73, 73, and 36 patients for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd RFN, respectively. RESULTS Pain intensity, pain frequency, and patient-specific disability measures… CONTINUE READING

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