Vertebral Compression Fracture Pain And Nothing Helped – Other Option

Effectiveness of Kyphoplasty has been disputed, and other are left without it; this leave a proportion wondering what to do.  Medial branch rhizotomy (like a facet rhizotomy) has been found helpful.

Denervation of spinal nerve medial branch with radiofrequency in the treatment of vertebral compression
Jiang J et al
Pain clinic journal 2102;  8(5), 331-333
http://www.cqvip.com/Read/Read.aspx?id=44621691

  • 38 cases 70-94 years old
  • 70 degree centigrade for 90 sec. 
  • 1 week after significantly better p<0.01
  • no complications
  • felt it gave effective analgesia

Comment – another option

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