• Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

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WHAT IS A LUMBAR RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION?

Reduced pain and speedy Recoveries

What is Radiofrequency?

Radiofrequency waves are electromagnetic waves which travel at the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second (300,000 km/s). It is a type of heat energy that is delivered with precision to target nerves that carry pain impulses.

Why is this Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation procedure done?

Radiofrequency ablation/lesioning is a procedure used to provide longer term pain relief than simple injections or nerve blocks. Many patients who are being considered for this procedure have already undergone simple injection techniques . By selectively destroying nerves that carry pain impulses, the pain can be reduced or eliminated for anywhere from a few months to up to 12 months.

How is Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation done?

Radiofrequency waves are electromagnetic waves which travel at the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second (300,000 km/s). It is a type of heat energy that is delivered with precision to target nerves that carry pain impulses.

Does the procedure hurt?

This procedure is no more painful than any other injection procedure. Patients are often given mild intravenous sedation during the procedure, but sedation is not absolutely required.

What types of conditions will respond to Radiofrequency Ablation?

  • spinal arthritis (spondylosis),
  • post-traumatic pain (whiplash),
  • pain after Spine Institute, and other spinal pain conditions
  • sciatica, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation
  • spinal stenosis and scoliosis

What are the advantages of Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation?

Imagine, living life with less pain, less painkillers, and more freedom

-Microscopic Incision

-Mostly local anesthesia

-Minimal or no blood loss

-Same Day Surgery

-Immediate Recovery

-Improved Quality of Life

-No Removal of Muscle or Bone

-Reduced Pain Medication Use

-Preservation of Spinal Mobility

-High Success Rates

HOW WE CAN HELP?

Same Day Spine Surgeons are the most experienced surgeons to relieve your pain with Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation.Use our quick and easy "Where is Your Pain?" Tool to help us get you on the road to recovery.