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Korean J Pain. 2011 Mar;24(1):57-60. English. Case Report.
Lee JS , Yoon KB , Kim IK , Yoon DM .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of nervous tissue has been proposed as a less neurodestructive technique alternative to continuous RF heat lesioning. Recently, clinical reports using PRF have shown favorable effects in the treatment of a variety of focal pain areas, even in non-nervous tissues; however, the mechanism of effect underlying this treatment to non-nervous tissue remains unclear. We report the case of a 67-year-old male who presented with pain reliving point in the posterior neck. The patient had pain in the posterior neck for 3 years. The pain subsided with pressure applied to a point in the posterior neck. There were no specific abnormal findings on laboratory testing and radiologic examinations. After PRF treatment to the pain-relieving point, he had pain relief which lasted more than 5 months.

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