The efficacy of repeat intradiscal electrothermal therapy ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA Cohen, S. P., Shockey, S. M., Carragee, E. J. 2007; 105 (2): 495-498


Nine consecutive patients with discogenic low back pain who obtained excellent pain relief from intradiscal electrothermal therapy were treated with a repeat procedure after the beneficial effects had diminished. Although 4 of 9 patients obtained > or =50% pain relief and were satisfied with the results, both the degree and duration of benefit were less pronounced than after the first procedure. Prospective studies are needed to identify the best candidates for repeat intradiscal electrothermal therapy.

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