Neurodestruction and Stimulation Approach

  • Sei FukuiEmail author


For neurodestruction, there are nerve block using drug solution and radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF) using radiofrequency thermocoagulation apparatuses and a Sluijter-Mehta (SMK) type needle. Here, we describe pulsed radiofrequency as a stimulation method.


Neurodestruction Radiofrequency thermocoagulation Pulsed radiofrequency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Management ClinicInterdisciplinary Pain Management Center, Shiga University of Science HospitalOtsuJapan

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