Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Pain resulting from damaged facet joints can be eliminated with this minimally invasive procedure. A needle-sized tube called a cannula is inserted using a fluoroscope x-ray near the irritated medial branch. A surgeon will then insert a radiofrequency electrode using a weak electric jolt to test positioning. The electrode is used to heat the nerve to the point of cauterization, stopping the medial branch nerves from sending pain frequencies to the brain. Pain is likely to increase a week after the procedure but relief will come within a month and can have longer lasting effects than a steroid block injection.

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Advanced Pain Medical Group runs the gamut when it comes to diagnosing our patients, identifying your pain’s point of origin with pinpoint accuracy. We then treat this pain with some of the following:

Medication

Pain Management Medication For Treatment and Relief Whether in place o...

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Platelet Rich Plasma

Utilizing the body’s own natural ability to heal, PRP is a state-of-...

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Injections

There are some instances when injections are the most effective proced...

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Stem Cell Therapy

As with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), the use of stem cells is an extrao...

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Radiofrequency Ablation

A minimally invasive procedure, radiofrequency ablation can help elimi...

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Spinal Cord Stimulation

For patients who haven’t yet found satisfactory relief from pain in ...

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