High-frequency thermal coagulation to treat middle cluneal nerve entrapment neuropathy

AbstractObjectiveMiddle cluneal nerve entrapment (MCN-E) around the sacroiliac joint can elicit low back pain (LBP). Pain control can be obtained with anesthetic nerve blocks; however, when their effectiveness is transient, surgical release may be necessary. We investigated the efficacy of radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFTC) in patients with MCN-E.MethodsBetween December 2018 and August 2019, 11 consecutive patients (4 men, 7 women; mean age 76.4  years) with intractable medial buttock pain due to MCN-E underwent MCN RFTC. The mean symptom duration was 49.5 months; pre-RFTC local MCN blocks provided pain relief for a mean of 7.7 days. The severity of pain in the medial buttock due to MCN-E was recorded before and 2, 6, 12, and 24 weeks a fter RFTC on the numerical rating scale (NRS) and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ).ResultsAll patients reported pain alleviation; there were no complications. While there was a significant difference in the pre- and post-RFTC treatment NRS (p 
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

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Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Low back pain (LBP) represents an important subgroup of vertebrogenic pain with estimated prevalence around 80 %. Locally acting injectable collagen for topical application has recently extended the limited range of treatment options. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of injectable collagen in patients with LBP. Patients suffering from LBP (
Source: Physiological Research - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Physiol Res Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Diagnostic and prediction Source Type: research
Conclusion: The infraneural (IN) epidural steroid is more favorable than the parasagittal (IL) interlaminar epidural steroid owing to its long-term improvement in physical function than the parasagittal technique with no serious side effects.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Less invasive MCN neurolysis performed under local anesthesia is useful for LBP caused by MCN-E. In patients with intractable LBP, MCN-E should be considered. PMID: 29775161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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