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Ahmed Zaki Obaid Mortada Abdulhussien Jubara Mohammad Salem Yahya Ghassan Faris Idan

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Background: Neuromodulation is an expanding area of pain medicine that incorporates an array of non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical electrical therapies. Aim of the study: To evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency in the management of sciatic nerve injury. Patients and method: A clinical therapeutic trial study was conducted in Iraq, Baghdad, during the period from the 1st of April to the 1st of October 2022. Sampling method and inclusion criteria: A convenient sample of 25 patients aged ≥18 years and presented with sciatic nerve injury were enrolled in the current study. The intervention included pulse radiofrequency, motor stimulation, and sensory stimulation for two sessions at three months intervals. Results: There was a significant increase in the proportion of patients with mild nerve injury significant decrease in the proportion of patients with sensory impairment after the second session as revealed by electromyography assessment and clinical examination. In addition, the participants had a significantly lower level of pain as estimated by the visual analogue score after the first and second sessions. Conclusion: Pulsed radiofrequency and nerve stimulation can be used as coast effective and safe treatment of functional disability of pripheral nerve injury including sciatic nerve and management of pain associated with these injuries.

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Keywords

Neuromodulation, Functional Recovery, Sciatic Nerve

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