By Stefano Marcia, Luca Saba
This publication describes the foundations and functions of radiofrequency remedies for varied spinal symptoms, together with disc herniation, discogenic and radicular ache, side joint arthropathy, and benign and malignant lesions of the vertebral column. the purpose is to supply a convenient consultant that may acquaint readers with all elements of radiofrequency neurotomy at varied degrees of the backbone, permitting them to hold out remedies successfully and accurately.
Radiofrequency neurotomy, or radiofrequency ablation, is a minimally invasive process that's linked to a discount in issues, unwanted side effects, and dangers of anesthesia in addition to with reduce expenses. This publication, written by means of world-renowned professionals within the box, fills an important hole within the literature via in particular concentrating on using radiofrequency for spinal stipulations. it is going to be of price to a variety of experts, together with interventional neuroradiologists and radiologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedists.
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This e-book describes the rules and functions of radiofrequency remedies for varied spinal symptoms, together with disc herniation, discogenic and radicular soreness, aspect joint arthropathy, and benign and malignant lesions of the vertebral column. the purpose is to supply a convenient advisor that might acquaint readers with all features of radiofrequency neurotomy at diversified degrees of the backbone, permitting them to hold out remedies successfully and accurately.
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The symptomatology depends on the involvement of the descending root or the exiting root. , L5 for L4–L5). For each compressed nerve root, there are different symptoms, which differ for localization of pain and paresthesia, muscular dystrophy, and alterations of reflexes: compressed L4 tends to show pain irradiated to the lumbar zone, hip, thigh in its posterolateral area, and leg in its anterior area, paresthesia localized to the thigh and knee, and decreased strength of the quadriceps; patellar reflex is abolished.
1 Background Approximately 80 % of the people suffer from some type of low back pain, during the course of their lives [1–21], and this pathology is one of the most common causes of workday loss and it has a huge impact on social life [2, 11, 18, 19, 21, 41]. Several causes can trigger low back pain, such as congenital disorders, tumors, traumas, intoxication, degeneration related to aging, infections, vascular disorders, mechanical causes, and psychogenic causes [13, 18, 35]; by far degenerative disorders, and in particular disc herniation, are the most common causes .