Radiofrequency Treatments on the Spine

  • Stefano Marcia
  • Luca Saba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mario Muto, Gianluca Muto, Francesco Giurazza, Mario Tecame, Zeccolini Fabio, Roberto Izzo
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dimitrios K. Filippiadis, Argyro Mazioti, Sean Tutton, Alexis Kelekis
    Pages 11-17
  4. Luigi Manfrè
    Pages 19-24
  5. Giuseppe Bonaldi
    Pages 25-39
  6. Stefano Marcia, Alessio Mereu, Alessio Spinelli, Luca Saba
    Pages 41-48
  7. Jean Baptist Martin, Victor Cuvinciuc, Alexis Kelekis, Dimitrios Filippiadis
    Pages 49-55
  8. Alexis Kelekis, D. K. Filippiadis
    Pages 57-62
  9. Christopher Gilligan, Obaid S. Malik, Joshua A. Hirsch
    Pages 63-76
  10. Mario Raguso, Salvatore Marsico, Roberto Fiori, Salvatore Masala
    Pages 77-86
  11. Giovanni Carlo Anselmetti, Mariangela Marras
    Pages 87-93
  12. Bassem A. Georgy, Stefano Marini, Emanuele Piras
    Pages 95-105
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 107-109

About this book


This book describes the principles and applications of radiofrequency treatments for various spinal indications, including disc herniation, discogenic and radicular pain, facet joint arthropathy, and benign and malignant lesions of the vertebral column. The aim is to provide a handy guide that will acquaint readers with all aspects of radiofrequency neurotomy at different levels of the spine, enabling them to carry out treatments effectively and safely.

Radiofrequency neurotomy, or radiofrequency ablation, is a minimally invasive procedure that is associated with a reduction in complications, side effects, and risks of anesthesia as well as with lower costs. This book, written by world-renowned authorities in the field, fills a significant gap in the literature by specifically focusing on the use of radiofrequency for spinal conditions. It will be of value to a range of specialists, including interventional neuroradiologists and radiologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedists.


Radiofrequency ablation Radiofrequency neurotomy Disc decompression Disc herniation Facet joint Sacroiliac joint pain Tumor management Pain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Marcia
    • 1
  • Luca Saba
    • 2
  1. 1.RadiologySantissima Trinita Hospital RadiologyCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Cagliari Department of RadiologyCagliariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41461-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41462-1
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