Pulsed Radiofrequency with Pulstrode
The Radicular pain syndrome is a very common cause of neuropathic pain and is frequently associated with low back pain or neck pain. The pulsed radiofrequency costuisce, when there are not particular surgical indications, a valuable way to treat pain.
In most cases, the pulsed radiofrequency procedures bring stable and lasting benefits, up to many months. Also, there are no general contraindications in wanting to repeat in the same patient, more procedures over the time.
Pulstrode is the faultless tool to perform pulsed radiofrequency treatments in the spine and today it is one of the reference devices in the current scenario.
With Pulstrode is possible to treat all levels of the spine, up to cervicals: the introducers are specifically designed for this electrocatheter and you can easily and securely perform intraforaminal and interlaminar accesses.
With Pulstrode you can perform monopolar and bipolar treatments and you can dynamically change the length of the electric field so that to optimize the treatment under the different anatomical conditions encountered during exploration of epidural channel.
This technique grows beginning in the 2000s as an alternative to traditional radiofrequency. It is preferred over the latter in all indications in which you can/want to save the nerve structures by permanent thermo-lesions.
The action principle is not based on the temperature, as in the radio continuos radiofrequency, but on the electrical neuromodulation of dorsal root ganglia, which, when stimulated at specific frequencies, hinder the neuronal transmission of pain so that to block the inflammatory process and encouraging the natural course.