What is Radio Frequency Lesioning?

Category: Procedures

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See also: Radio Frequency Splanchnic Nerve Block

Radio Frequency Lesioning is a method of treating pain using a specialized machine to interrupt nerve conduction. It is most commonly used for cervical, thoracic, and facet joint pain and disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 3 1
Muscle and joint pain 2 0
Pain in lower back 2 2
Facet joint osteoarthritis 1 1
Lumbar spondylosis 1 1
Radiculopathy 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radio Frequency Lesioning

Side effect Patients
Ineffective 1
Soreness 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
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1 patient evaluation for Radio Frequency Lesioning

Dec 11, 2009 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: I'm able to sit upright without pain for the first time in more than 5 years

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