Nerve-related back pain can be remedied using a special kind of heat, deemed with the term “radiofrequency ablation.” This technique of heating the body actually uses heat to stop the nerves from sending unnecessary pain signals to the brain. Radiofrequency ablation treatment can be done in one day, and then the patient goes home. It offers a relief from pain for anywhere from 9 months up to 24 months. This treatment may be considered by a doctor if the patient has been doing physical therapy, but have not been seeing proper results.
- Chronic back pain can trap you in an unhealthy cycle. The pain can keep you from doing exercises or making other changes that could help you feel better.
- Traditional surgical treatments and pain medications are not always the most effective (or safest). That’s where radiofrequency ablation (RFA) comes in.
- The risk of infection or other complications is low, which makes the procedure safe for most people.
“RFA is like “hitting reset” so the pain isn’t getting in the way of addressing the lifestyle and health changes”