What is Radio Frequency Splanchnic Nerve Block?

Category: Procedures

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See also: Radio Frequency Lesioning

Radio Frequency Lesioning is a method of treating pain using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction. Splanchnic nerves are paired nerves that are in the following areas: cardiopulmonary, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and pelvic regions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Degenerative disc disease 3 1
Neck pain 3 3
Abdominal pain 1 0
Arthritis pain 1 1
Back pain 1 1
Muscle and joint pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radio Frequency Splanchnic Nerve Block

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Burning sensation 1
Itching under skin 1
Pain 1
Stabbing pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Radio Frequency Splanchnic Nerve Block

Dosage Patients
yearly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Radio Frequency Splanchnic Nerve Block

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Dec 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: $200+ monthly

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