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Nevada Pain Care Treatments

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation pain treatment involves using heat generated by radiofrequency waves to disrupt nerve signals responsible for transmitting pain, providing relief for chronic pain conditions.

Treatment Quick Facts

What is this treatment for?

The treatment is typically used for chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, lower back pain, and neuropathic pain.

How is this treatment administered?

Radiofrequency ablation uses heat to disable the pain-transmitting nerves in the spine. Radiofrequency energy is transmitted to the tip of a needle where it is converted to heat, which is applied directly to the nerve fibers. Once the nerves undergo this heat treatment, they slowly stop transmitting pain.

How long is this treatment?

The procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes.
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About Radiofrequency Ablation

What is the procedure like?

After checking in for the procedure, a full history will be taken and an IV will be started. After being placed on the treatment table, intravenous sedation may be administered to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. The injection usually takes only several minutes. Following the procedure, you will be allowed to rest for approximately 30 minutes in the recovery area prior to discharge. You must have a responsible adult take you home.

What happens after the procedure?

Most patients have minimal difficulties with the procedure. However, a small percentage of patients may develop neuralgia, or nerve pain, at the procedure site, especially in the cervical spine. These symptoms usually resolve. If you continue to have symptoms, please refer to the discharge instructions. You may also call Nevada Pain Care if there are any concerns.

Is this treatment right for you?

Schedule an appointment to discuss this treatment with your provider.

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