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Radiofrequenz-Therapie an der LWS: Indikation und Stellenwert

  • R. J. Stolker
  • G. J. Groen
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Zusammenfassung

Schmerzen im Bereich der LWS sind ein häufiges Problem in der Praxis. Meistens geht es um akute Schmerzen, aber ein Teil der Schmerzen wird chronisch, d.h. besteht länger als 3 bis 6 Monate. Welche Schmerzen chronisch werden oder bei welchen Patienten akute Schmerzen chronisch werden, ist wahrscheinlich multifaktoriell bestimmt (Andersson 1999). Bis vor einigen Jahren dachte man, dass mehr als 90% der akuten Fälle innerhalb von 3 Monaten spontan völlig heilen. Inzwischen wurde deutlich, dass nicht alle Patienten, die sich nicht mehr beim Arzt melden, beschwerdefrei sind, sie akzeptieren diese Beschwerden als normal (Coste et al. 1994, Wahlgren et al. 1997). Rezidive sind normal und Teil des klinischen Krankheitsbildes (Valkenburg u. Haanen 1982, Nachemson 1985).

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