Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain in Frisco, Denton, and Plano, TX
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment used to relieve pain. It involves applying heat produced by radio waves to particular nerves, preventing them from transmitting pain signals. Chronic neck pain, arthritis, and nerve-related pain are all common signs that may indicate the need for radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency ablation offers long-term pain relief, reduces reliance on pain medications, and improves the quality of life for people suffering from chronic pain problems. If you are experiencing constant pain in your lower back, neck, or joints, then consult our board-certified pain doctor, Dr. Mohan at Pain Specialists of Frisco, for proper treatment. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX.
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Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that is done by a physician at our clinic Dallas Pain Specialists. This treatment is available to help reduce pain in the nerves.
Radiofrequency ablation is often used to help our patients that are diagnosed with chronic (long-lasting) low-back, neck pain, and pain that is related to the degeneration of your joints from arthritis.
If you are interested in getting radiofrequency ablation treatment for other nerves you will need to have a comprehensive physical exam and any necessary diagnostic imaging that our doctors recommend, as well as an x-ray evaluation of your spine. This is done to securely understand where the pain is coming from, as well as confirmation from the patient themselves.
Many of our patients experience long-lasting relief from radiofrequency ablation. Our patients often see relief lasting around six months to nine months.
To be considered a candidate for radiofrequency ablation of other nerves, you need to be diagnosed with chronic pain which has not responded positively to other treatment options that are available like over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs, physical therapy, or regenerative therapy. The most common procedure sites that are focused on for treatment include the neck, back, and hips. The best thing about radiofrequency ablation is it can also treat pain in other joints, particularly if the pain is caused by nerve problems.
However, if you have an infection, are pregnant, or have issues with bleeding, radiofrequency ablation of other nerves is not a good option for you at this time.
When our provider starts radiofrequency ablation, sedation may be offered to help the patient, enough will be introduced to the body so the patient is kept awake and conscious to an extent to be able to describe what they are feeling during the treatment so they can describe what they are currently feeling during the stimulation as well as the lesioning of the nerve.
Radiofrequency ablation involves:
• Patient to lay on their stomach on the procedural table. If sedation is used on the patient, an IV line is then started so they can start feeling a relaxing sensation
• The skin that is over top of the area that is being treated (like the neck, mid-back, or lower back) should be cleaned well to minimize any risk of infection
• Our physician will numb the area that is going to be treated by injecting a numbing agent into the region
• Our physician will use an X-Ray to help guide the radiofrequency ablation needle towards the medial or lateral branch of nerves
• Once the needle is placed correctly, an active electrode is then inserted into the needle and a small amount of electrical current is then carefully passed to the target nerve from a safe distance from other nerves.
• Once the physician has confirmed the target nerve, a heat lesion is then created on the nerve using the preferred method of ablation that will be used
• Once the first is done, it may be repeated for additional nerves
After the procedure, you will need to rest for several days before returning to normal activities.
If you are wanting pain relief, and you have tried many things and have not seen relief, contact our clinic Dallas Pain Specialists today for a consultation appointment. We serve patients from Frisco TX, Denton TX, Little Elm TX, Celina TX, The Colony TX, Prosper TX, McKinney TX, Plano TX, Allen TX, and the North Dallas Metro area.