Radiofrequency Ablation

A minimally invasive procedure, radiofrequency ablation can help eliminate pain caused by damaged facet joints along the spine. It involves the use of heat from a high-frequency alternating current, and is easily performed in an outpatient setting, utilizing local anesthesia.

In this treatment, a needle-like cannula tube in inserted near the irritated nerves. Once the doctor has determined the proper positioning of the tube via X-ray or fluoroscope, an electrode is used to cauterize the nerve or nerves, thus preventing pain signals from continuing to reach the brain. Multiple nerves may be treated, and in some cases, RFA has been found to last even longer steroid block injections.

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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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