Nerves are responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. In some cases, chronic pain conditions are not treatable to stop the source of pain. However, there are other treatment options to manage pain through interventional methods. Removing small nerves that are damaged or causing chronic pain can reduce pain in some types of chronic conditions. Ospina Medical offers radiofrequency ablation at our clinic in NYC to stop nerve pain signals in targeted areas.
Rhizotomy is the removal of sensation nerves in a specific area to offer pain relief. Most rhizotomies require a surgical removal of nerves, a delicate and invasive procedure. Another option to obtain the same results as rhizotomy is radiofrequency ablation. This method uses radiofrequency heat to remove nerves without surgery. Our pain specialists use this technique to stop nerve pain signals, controlling and managing chronic pain in conditions without a cure or effective treatment. Radiofrequency ablation is commonly used to reduce neck and back pain caused by degenerative disease and osteoarthritis.
Nerve Pain Treatment
Radiofrequency ablation is performed by targeting nerves using needles and injections. First, a numbing injection with local anesthesia is used to make the patient comfortable during the procedure. Second, a needle is guided with imaging to the targeted nerve bundle area. A probe is inserted through the needle to deliver radiofrequency heat to the targeted nerves. The heat energy is used to stop nerve signals that communicate pain from the area, managing the chronic pain.
If you have chronic neck or back pain from osteoarthritis or another degenerative spinal disease, contact our team at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan to schedule your appointment. We can explore treatment options for pain management, including radiofrequency ablation. We offer innovative interventional pain management options for severe or chronic pain.