Best Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment


Overview

Radiofrequency Ablation is the treatment that uses heat for pain management. Radio waves are used to heat or destroy a small area of nerve tissue. This prevents the nerve from sending pain messages to the brain. 

Procedure

Your doctor will ask you to lie on your stomach. A test called diagnostic block will be performed to confirm the source of the problem in which an injection containing local anesthetic will be used near the area of your pain to numb the area. The needle will be inserted under the guidance of a continuous X-ray. Later radiofrequency current will be sent through the needle to destroy the area of the nerve. 

Benefits

Radiofrequency Ablation is a nonsurgical process that provides relief from lost lasting pain. It is an instant process wherein you will be discharged on the same day. It even improves the function and helps in getting back to your regular activities.

Risks

Some of the risks involved in Radiofrequency Ablation are numbness in the area where the needle was inserted, pain during the procedure that may last for a week, infection, bleeding, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the recovery time for radiofrequency ablation?

    Some people may have instant relief while others might take at least 10 days to recover.

  • How painful is Radiofrequency Ablation?

    You might feel some pain or burning sensation during the process which may last for a week.