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Radiofrequency Denervation for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain in the Elderly

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January 2023

Radiofrequency Denervation for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain in the Elderly

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:5| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Radiofrequency Denervation on Lumbar Facet Joint Pain in the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Prospective Trial

Pain Physician. 2022 Nov;25(8):569-576.

Contributing Authors:
YS Chen B Liu F Gu L Sima

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Synopsis

Two hundred and seventy patients with lumbar facet joint pain were randomized to receive a radiofrequency denervation intervention (n=135) or a conservative treatment program (drugs, physical exercise, and rehabilitation; n=135). The primary outcome of interest was pain on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) and the proportion of patients with a minimally important pain reduction. Secondary outcomes of i...

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