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Disc Interventional Therapy

  • Sei FukuiEmail author
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Abstract

Here, we describe fluoroscopy-guided nerve block, intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET), intradiscal pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) for discogenic low back pain, and nucleoplasty for disc herniation-induced radiculopathy. We also describe CT fluoroscopy-guided nerve block for intervertebral disc block.

Keywords

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy Intradiscal pulsed radiofrequency Nucleoplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Management Clinic, Interdisciplinary Pain Management CenterShiga University of Science HospitalOtsuJapan

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