Radio Frequency Therapy
A high frequency electrical current, transmitted from an active electrode (lesion electrode) through the body and to the passive electrode (dispersive electrode). Tissue around the electrode is modulated or ablated. (Controlled nerve block)
Why use this technique
For patients with:
- Pain for at least three months that shows no indication of resolving by natural history
- pain not responding to conservative treatment, or for which conservative treatment is either not available or not indicated.
- no abuse of analgesics, opioids, sedatives or alcohol.
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