Radiofrequency ablation is a pain relief procedure that is typically performed with mild sedation and anesthetic. It is also performed under fluoroscopy also known as a live X-ray for properly placing and targeting the needle. This, in turn, avoids nerve damage 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 such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and blood-thinning medications.
Tricity Pain Associates ® houses 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 as well as treatments for spinal discs, lower back, and facet joints.
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 Stone Oak, San Antonio Medical Center, New Braunfels, Southwest Briggs, Northeast SA, Corpus Christi, Carrollton, Seguin, and Austin. Call us at 1-844-789-PAIN (7246) so we can help you continue a life free of pain.Back