Q: what is Acheron software and how the result could help clinically?
A: Acheron software had developed by Dr. Safakish in 2007. He developed this software to help him:
1- choose the right candidate for radiofrequency ablation of median branch (of posterior rami).
2- find who probably is NOT a good candidate.
3- follow up the patients over the time.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a well known, effective and safe treatment of the back pain that had been caused by facet joints. By doing ablation (making a heat lesion) on the sensory nerve of the joint, the connection between the joint and sensory cortex of the brain would be cut temporarily.
Considering a very complex nature of the back pain, if we could choose a right patient for RFA, the pain relief would last up to two years.
Acheron softwareWas written with a few point in priority. Security of the server has been a great concer. Therefore the server had located behind https. As well the integrity data was a major concern. In Acheron software, even the owner and administer can not change the answers that the patient had provided.
Dr. Ramin Safakish, anesthesiologist and pain interventionist, is a full time pain interventionist in Allevio Pain Management.