Radiofrequency ablation is an advanced, precise treatment that interrupts nerve signals to relieve pain in various areas of the body. The Pain Management Center is proud to offer this treatment to the men and women living in Voorhees, Turnersville and Hamilton, NJ.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation is a pain management treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat nerve tissue. As the nerves heat up, they are unable to transmit nerve signals throughout the body, producing an immediate reduction in pain. This may be an effective solution for patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, and joint pain related to arthritis.
What is the Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment Like?
The first step of radiofrequency ablation treatment is applying a local anesthetic to the treatment area. This helps to relieve any discomfort that may occur during the ablation process. Then, a needle will be inserted into the area where the source of your nerve pain is found. Once the needle is positioned, it will emit radiofrequency energy to heat the nerve tissue. This procedure is typically performed in less than an hour. You may experience some swelling or bruising following treatment, but most patients are able to resume their usual activities within a day of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Radiofrequency Ablation?
After your radiofrequency ablation treatment, you should notice results within a week or two of treatment. You will notice a reduction in pain that restores your range of motion and improves your quality of life. The duration of these results will vary, as some patients will enjoy relief for several months, while others will enjoy relief for a few years or longer. The radiofrequency ablation treatment can be repeated to improve or maintain results over time.
To learn more about the radiofrequency ablation treatment or determine if you are a good candidate, contact us today. At The Pain Management Center, we welcome patients from Hamilton, Voorhees, Linwood, and the neighboring areas of New Jersey.