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Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Pulsed radiofrequency for chronic pain CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS Byrd, D., Mackey, S. 2008; 12 (1): 37-41


    Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), a technology related to continuous radiofrequency, is unique in that it provides pain relief without causing significant damage to nervous tissue. The mechanism by which PRF controls pain is unclear, but it may involve a temperature-independent pathway mediated by a rapidly changing electrical field. Although much anecdotal evidence exists in favor of PRF, there are few quality studies substantiating its utility.

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