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Korean J Pain. 2011 Mar;24(1):57-60. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2011.24.1.57
Lee JS , Yoon KB , Kim IK , Yoon DM .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dmyoon@yuhs.ac
Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

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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