A new ‘minimally invasive’ treatment provides long-term relief from crippling back pain, according to new research.
The majority of patients in a trial were pain-free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for lower back pain and sciatica for just 10 minutes.
Lower back pain is an extremely common problem that affects at least four out of five people at some point in their lifetime.
Most is short-term, but about one in five people affected by acute low back pain go on to develop chronic low back pain lasting a year or more, a large proportion of whom suffer from a compressed herniated disk in which the rubbery cushion between vertebrae irritates nearby nerves.
Under the new approach, a needle was guided towards the location of a bulging disc and nerve root with the help of CT imaging. A probe was then inserted through the needle tip and delivers pulsed radiofrequency energy to the affected area. Of the 80 patients treated, 81 per cent were free of pain one year after a single 10-minute treatment session.
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