Korean J Pain.  2012 Jan;25(1):52-54. 10.3344/kjp.2012.25.1.52.

Treatment Experience of Pulsed Radiofrequency Under Ultrasound Guided to the Trapezius Muscle at Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. romeojb@yuhs.ac


Trigger point injection treatment is an effective and widely applied treatment for myofascial pain syndrome. The trapezius muscle frequently causes myofascial pain in neck area. We herein report a case in which direct pulsed radiofrequency (RF) treatment was applied to the trapezius muscle. We observed that the RF treatment produced continuous pain relief when the effective duration of trigger point injection was temporary in myofascial pain.


myofascial pain; pulsed RF (radiofrequency); trigger point injection

MeSH Terms

Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Trigger Points


  • Fig. 1 Insertion of radiofrequency (RF) needle at the trapezius muscle under ultrasound guided.

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