Pulsed radiofrequency for neuropathic pain: a systematic review


  • Evidence for the use of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) as a treatment for neuropathic pain is lacking.

Why this matters

  • Neuropathic pain does not often respond to conventional pain treatments.

  • PRF is one of the proposed treatments for neuropathic pain and several studies have been carried out; however, quality systematic reviews are lacking.