This book provides a comprehensive review of the development of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of chronic pain.
The book consists of three sections; it begins with the foundations of RFA by examining its history, development, mechanisms of action, and types. The second section explores various indications for RFA, including cervical pain, spinal metastasis, vertebral body, and hip joint pain. The final section then discusses the utilization of peripheral nerve ablation. The book concludes with future indications and forward-looking options for these therapies.
Essentials of Radiofrequency Ablation of the Spine and Joints is a forward-looking resource that recognizes the expanding field of RFA indications and new tools for ablation.
• An overview of radiofrequency ablation for pain in the spine and joints for both cancer and non-cancer pain
• Features new methods of ablation for interventional pain physicians
• Includes high-quality illustrations, X-rays, and photos