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, cilt.9, ss.1173-1177, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2147/jpr.s105506
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PAIN RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1173-1177

Özet

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.