Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment that leverages the latest advancements in medical technology to bring you direct, safe pain relief. 

Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers uses this treatment to directly address the nerves that cause your pain, bringing you comfort while minimizing the risk of side effects and complications. 

This treatment is effective in treating three types of pain:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Arthritic pain resulting from joint degeneration

If you suffer from pain, radiofrequency ablation could bring you relief.

How does radiofrequency ablation work?

During radiofrequency ablation, your dedicated pain management specialist directs an electrical current into the nerve tissue that causes your pain. This heats the targeted area of tissue, hindering its ability to create and send pain signals. 

Ablating, or destroying, targeted nerves using this radiofrequency current is a highly effective way to put a stop to chronic back, neck, and joint pain. 

The results from radiofrequency ablation usually last at least six months and can extend for years, delivering you long-term pain relief with virtually no side effects. 

What happens during radiofrequency ablation?

Before your treatment, you relax as your radiofrequency ablation practitioner numbs the treatment area. Then, they insert a needle into the area. This needle serves as the channel for the microelectrode that delivers the radiofrequency current. 

Once the microelectrode reaches the targeted location, your practitioner activates it to deliver the electrical current, ablating the targeted nerve tissue and giving you fast, effective pain relief. 

What happens after radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation has minimal side effects and very few risks of complications. There’s a small chance of infection, but Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers specializes in safe and sterilized procedures like this. 

The most common side effects include some bruising or swelling at the injection site that fades over the coming days. 

You should avoid strenuous activity and driving for 24 hours, but other than that, you can resume your normal routine immediately after the procedure. 

With virtually no downtime or serious side effects, radiofrequency ablation is an ideal pain management solution for patients with a variety of pain types. To find out if it’s right for you, call Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers or schedule your appointment online today.