Radiofrequency therapy and approach in neurorehabilitation for lumbosacral radiculopathy

Projkovski, Robert and Serafimova, Martina and Serafimova, Marinela and Vasileva, Dance and Krstev, Toshe (2019) Radiofrequency therapy and approach in neurorehabilitation for lumbosacral radiculopathy. In: Fifth national congress of the Bulgarian society of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics with international participation, 4-6 Oct 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The aim of the study is to determine the effectiveness of targeted radio frequency therapy as a non-invasive method of reducing pain in patients with lumbosacral radiculitis. Material and methods: Analyzes were made for the presence of lumbar and radicular pain in 21 patients with lumbosacral radiculitis due to discopathy. Pain was assessed visually by the Analogue Scale (VAS) before and after treatment. Treatment includes 6 radio frequency therapy procedures lasting for 10 minutes. Optional: postisometric relaxation for m. errector spinae, m. quadratus lumborum and m. iliopsoas; segmental massage; positional treatment; exercises for strengthening the weak muscles; relaxation and extension therapy. Results: After treatment with radiotherapy and additional kinesitherapeutic agents, pain was assessed by the VAS scale (the pre-treatment value decreased from 8.1 points to 3.6 points after treatment). Significant improvement at the end of the 6th procedure was found in 85% of patients treated with targeted radio frequency therapy. Conclusion: The positive effect of radiotherapy in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy is confirmed. Keywords: radio frequency therapy, lumbosacral radiculopathy

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: radio frequency therapy, lumbosacral radiculopathy
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 13:16
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 13:16

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