Radiofrequency neurotomy is a minimally invasive technique used to alleviate chronic pain in various parts of the body. This procedure utilizes heat generated by radio waves to ablate or selectively damage the medial branch nerves, which are responsible for transmitting pain signals from the facet joints of the spine. By disrupting these pain signals, patients can experience significant pain relief.
Radiofrequency neurotomy is typically used to treat chronic lower back pain that is not responsive to traditional treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. It is a relatively simple procedure performed under local anesthesia and requires only a small incision.
Our experienced healthcare professionals provide personalized care, considering each patient's unique needs and goals. We collaborate closely with patients to create customized treatment plans, utilizing the latest interventional pain management techniques
At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we understand how debilitating chronic back pain can be, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve a more comfortable, pain-free life. Iif you're experiencing chronic lower back pain and would like to learn more about radiofrequency neurotomy, schedule an appointment with one of our qualified healthcare providers.
Radiofrequency neurotomy is primarily used to treat chronic lower back and neck pain that has not responded to traditional treatments. Chronic lower back pain can present in a variety of ways and can be caused by numerous conditions, including:
Symptoms of chronic lower back pain can include:
Traditional treatments for chronic lower back and neck pain may include medication, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. However, if these treatments do not provide adequate relief, radiofrequency neurotomy may be recommended.
During the procedure, medical professionals use imaging technology like X-rays or fluoroscopy to guide the needle to the targeted nerves. Heat is then delivered through the needle to damage or destroy the nerve fibers responsible for pain signals. The goal is to decrease or eliminate chronic lower back pain.
After the procedure, patients may experience discomfort and should limit activity while the nerves heal. Most patients find significant pain relief within a few weeks, with effects lasting up to a year or longer. Sometimes, the procedure may need to be repeated for continued pain relief.
If you're experiencing chronic lower back and neck pain that hasn't responded to traditional treatments, radiofrequency neurotomy may be an effective option. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, GA, can help determine if this treatment is right for you and provide individualized care to help you achieve lasting pain relief.
Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, patients should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for a few days after the procedure. Patients can typically return to their normal activities within a week of the procedure.
Is radiofrequency neurotomy painful?
Patients are given local anesthesia before the procedure, which helps to minimize discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, there may be some mild discomfort, but this is typically well-managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic back and neck pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our page to see our list of accepted providers.
If you're experiencing chronic low back and neck pain and are looking for the best specialist near you, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help. You can easily schedule an appointment with us through our online tool or by giving us a call. Our team of experts will assess your condition and provide personalized treatment options to help alleviate your pain. Don't wait any longer, contact us today.