Minimally invasive procedure, the pulse frequency, in which energy impulses with probe directly to the nerve roots near the spine, are safe and effective for people with acute backs of pain who have not responded to conservative treatment, according to a study presented at the North American Association of Radiological Societies Annual Meeting ( RSNA).
Back pain, especially in the lower back, is one of the most common diseases in the world. In fact, it is estimated that up to 80% of the planet's population suffers this kind of pain at some point in their lives.
The possibilities for treating conservative urinary discs are from corticosteroid injections directly in the affected area of the spine. Those who do not respond may require surgery. In some cases, the entire disk must be removed and the chimney layer is fused to achieve stability.
An alternative method is the TC-Pulsed Frequency (pRF), which controls the energy through the electrode DT to the part of the nerve responsible for transmitting pain signals.
Italian researchers looked at the utility of this method for patients with back pain due to lumbar disc hernia that did not respond to sustained conservative treatment. In 128 patients, pulse frequency therapy was administered directly under DT to the nerve roots. Treatment was done for 10 minutes.