The efficacy of repeat intradiscal electrothermal therapy

Steven P. Cohen, Sean M. Shockey, Eugene J. Carragee

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Abstract

Nine consecutive patients with discogenic low back pain who obtained excellent pain relief from intradiscal electrothermal therapy were treated with a repeat procedure after the beneficial effects had diminished. Although 4 of 9 patients obtained ≥50% pain relief and were satisfied with the results, both the degree and duration of benefit were less pronounced than after the first procedure. Prospective studies are needed to identify the best candidates for repeat intradiscal electrothermal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume105
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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