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2022 Sep-Oct

Pain Rep



Dropped head syndrome: report of a rare complication after multilevel bilateral cervical radiofrequency neurotomy.


Cervical radiofrequency neurotomy is a safe and relatively low-risk procedure commonly used to treat facet joint-mediated axial neck pain. Severe complications are extremely rare and can be avoided with proper technique and appropriate imaging guidance. This article describes the development and subsequent management of a case of dropped head syndrome after cervical radiofrequency neurotomy.