Radiofrequency ablation is a pain relief procedure that is typically performed with mild sedation and anesthetic. It is also performed under fluoroscopy or known as a live X-ray for properly placing and targeting the needle. This, in turn, avoids nerve and other injuries.
Radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy or neurotomy is a therapeutic procedure designed to decrease and/or eliminate nerve pain symptoms that have not responded to more conservative pain treatments. The procedure involves destroying the nerves causing the pain with highly localized heat generated with radiofrequency.
The whole process takes about 30 to 90 minutes. Patients are advised to avoid doing strenuous activities on the day of the procedure. They may also continue to take normal medications ibuprofen, aspirin, and blood-thinning medications.
Interventional Pain Management houses the experienced and knowledgeable physicians who specialize in radiofrequency treatments guaranteed to ease you out of your pain. We provide various surgeries specifically targeting certain conditions such as herniated disc and pain incurred from an accident and treatments for spinal discs, lower back, and facet joint in San Antonio, Texas.
Pain can be translated into a lot of things. It can mean something severe such as a medical condition that needs to be checked as soon as possible. Talk to one of our pain doctors to have your pain checked. Our San Antonio office is always open, as well as our pain centers in Seguin, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, and New Braunfels. Let our pain specialist in San Antonio, TX help you continue a life free of pain.Back