Radiofrequency Denervation for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain in the Elderly
Radiofrequency Denervation on Lumbar Facet Joint Pain in the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Prospective TrialPain Physician. 2022 Nov;25(8):569-576.
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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...