NBC News—December 3, 2017
A new study claimed that radiofrequency therapy could decrease herniated disc back pain, NBC News reported. According to the article, researchers treated a group of patients with the minimally invasive procedure, but they did not measure patients against a control group.
HSS anesthesiologist and director of Pain Management Seth A. Waldman, MD commented on the study’s findings. "We don’t know what would have happened if compared to nothing…. More research needs to be done in a randomized control trial," he said.
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