Transsacrococcygeal approach to ganglion impar: radiofrequency application for the treatment of chronic intractable coccydynia

Adas C., Ozdemir U., Toman H., Luleci N., Luleci E., Adas H.

JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH, vol.9, pp.1173-1177, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/jpr.s105506
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1173-1177


Objective: Coccydynia is defined as pain in the coccygeal region. Among the many causes of coccydynia, the most common cause is trauma as a result of falling on the buttocks, repetitive microtrauma, or childbirth. Several methods are currently used for the treatment of coccydynia, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, intrarectal manipulation, epidural injections, ganglion impar blocks, and radiofrequency treatment (RFT). Wemm and Saberski used the transacrococcygeal methods to reduce tissue trauma. RFT is a percutaneous minimally invasive procedure. In this study, we aimed to assess the effect of the transsacrococcygeal approach on ganglion impar RFT in patients with chronic coccydynia.