1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,
2Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Jeong Soo Lee, MD1,2, Kyung Bong Yoon, MD1,2, In Ki Kim, MD1, and Duck Mi Yoon, MD1,2
Korean J Pain 2011 March; Vol. 24, No. 1: 57-60
pISSN 2005-9159 eISSN 2093-0569
Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of nervous tissue has been proposed as a less neurodestructive technique alternative to continuous RF heat lesioning. Recently, clinical reports using PRF have shown favorable effects in the treatment of a variety of focal pain areas, even in non-nervous tissues; however, the mechanism of effect underlying this treatment to non-nervous tissue remains unclear. We report the case of a 67-year-old male who presented with pain reliving point in the posterior neck. The patient had pain in the posterior neck for 3 years. The pain subsided with pressure applied to a point in the posterior neck. There were no specific
abnormal findings on laboratory testing and radiologic examinations. After PRF treatment to the pain-relieving point, he had pain relief which lasted more than 5 months. (Korean J Pain 2011; 24: 57-60)
Key Words:pain relieving point, pulsed radiofrequency, soft tissue.