the Neurosurgical operating room of city clinical hospital named after V. V. Veresaeva equipped with a radio frequency generator of the latest generation. It is used by surgeons for the relief of patients of chronic pain syndrome for several years.
severe pain may occur in the postoperative period, and also due to various pathologies of the spine, neuralgia and cancer. The device is used in those cases when therapy is not helping.
Generator affects the nerve roots by high frequency current. This minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes about 30-60 minutes. Under x-ray control to the desired portion sums up the electrodes, which, depending on the objectives aimed area is heated to a certain temperature. The nerve roots are actually sealed and prizhivayutsya, it allows you to interrupt the transmission responsible for pain impulses to the brain.
Sometimes to achieve the result required time, so the effectiveness of the procedure should be assessed on average after four to six weeks after the conference. However, according to experts, this method of anesthesia works about 70 percent of cases. The end result depends on many factors, key among them — pre-hospital selection of patients and the individual characteristics of the person.
“we received the patient previously had an operation on my spine — decompression spinal canal with installation of screw design, says Mhec Khachatryan. — In the postoperative period during physical exertion she had lower back pain — osteoarthritis of the facet joints. We have carried out RF destruction, and a few days without pain, has been discharged home.”
After the radiofrequency generator, the patient gets rid of pain syndrome for several years. It also reduces the risk of side effects, such as ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract. They often appear at regular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are prescribed to patients with chronic pain syndrome to maintain normal health.