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Basivertebral nerve ablation beneficial for chronic back pain - Medical Xpress

February 7, 2017
 By Alyssa
February 7, 2017
 By Alyssa

Basivertebral nerve ablation beneficial for chronic back pain - Medical Xpress

Seventeen patients with chronic low back pain for more than six months, which was unresponsive to at least three months of conservative care, were enrolled and 16 patients were treated successfully. This statistically significant improvement was maintained through 12 months of follow-up. The researchers found that the mean baseline Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) was 52 ± 13 for the treated cohort, which decreased to a mean of 23 ± 12 at three months' follow-up (P < 0.001).

Key Takeaways:

  • For patients with chronic lumbar back pain, ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) improves self-reported outcome at three months and through one year
  • researchers found that the mean baseline Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) was 52 ± 13 for the treated cohort, which decreased to a mean of 23 ± 12 at three months' follow-up (P < 0.001).
  • Ablation of the BVN for the treatment of chronic lumbar back pain significantly improves patients' self-reported outcome early in the follow-up period; the improvement persisted throughout the one-year study period

"For patients with chronic lumbar back pain, ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) improves self-reported outcome at three months and through one year, according to a study published in the February issue of The Spine Journal."

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-01-basivertebral-nerve-ablation-beneficial-chronic.html

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