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Front Mol Neurosci


Propensity score matching comparing short-term nerve electrical stimulation to pulsed radiofrequency for herpes zoster-associated pain: A retrospective study.


Liu L, Zhang W-J, Xu S-X, Guo W-S, Yan R-R, Jiang X-H, Li S-Y, Sun T
Front Mol Neurosci. 2022; 15:1069058.
PMID: 36518187.


Zoster-associated pain (ZAP) is notoriously difficult to treat. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and short-term nerve electrical stimulation (st-NES) have been proven effective treatments for ZAP. However, it is still unclear which technique provides improved analgesia in ZAP. This study is based on a large-scale, long-term follow-up to evaluate the efficacy and safety between st-NES and PRF.