Investigation of Effectiveness of Pulsed Radiofrequency With Multifunctional Epidural Electrode for Low Back Pain

Aydin L. G. G., AKESEN S., TÜRKER Y. G., GURBET A., Yilmaz V. K.

CUREUS, vol.13, no.12, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.20239
  • Journal Name: CUREUS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Keywords: pain on vas, multifunctional epidural electrode, pulsed radiofrequency, spinal stenosis, lumbar disc hernia, DORSAL-ROOT GANGLION, CERVICAL RADICULAR PAIN, ADJACENT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Low back pain affects many people at some point in their life. Whenever pharmacologic and other conservative treatments of chronic pain fail, ablative and interventional methods are attempted on the assumption that interrupting nerve conduction prevents central pain cognition. Pulsed radiofrequency using multifunctional epidural electrodes can be used for multiple etiologies of chronic low back and leg pain with a low complication rate and minimal side effects.