You may have experienced recurrent or long-lasting low back pain that your usual medication and treatment can’t handle anymore. It may be due to arthritis that is causing joint pains, swelling and stiffness. The severity worsens, when neglected, leading to chronic pain in the neck, back and joints.
Stop suffering from chronic pain with Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). This latest innovation focuses on the root cause of pain through the use of electrical currents. Radio waves are produced to heat up the nerve tissue that inhibits the pain signal transmission to the brain. In the case of your low back or neck pain, RFA will focus on the affected area to bring you lasting relief for months and even years, depending on the gravity of your condition.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that’s a great alternative to surgery or any regular pain medication or injection. You do not just avoid the knife but also will enjoy the quick recovery time and immediate pain relief. RFA can help you go back to your usual routine in no time and improve your bodily functions.
You don’t have to endure pain just because you can. If you live or happen to visit Charlotte or the surrounding areas, then Advanced Sports & Spine is your practice of choice. We use the most effective and cutting-edge technology in interventional pain management, which includes radiofrequency ablation. We are a non-surgical and non-opiate medical practice.
For your chronic back, neck or joint pain, we can recommend RFA as your treatment based on our assessment. This is an outpatient procedure and you will be sent home after to recuperate and rest at least for 24 hours. Preparation-wise, we will give you some easy instructions before the procedure.
The treatment will begin by using a local anesthetic to numb the area. In some instances, a mild sedative can be given to suppress the pain and minimize discomfort. But it should not be painful. A needle will be inserted into the target area with the help of a fluoroscope until it is located on the desired location. You might feel a little tightening in the area because of the pressure but it is normal. The nerve will be stimulated by sending a weak electric current through the needle until it burns the surrounding nerve tissue where the pain originated.
Swelling or bruising might occur after the treatment, but other than that radiofrequency ablation is proven to be safe with little to no downtime. Most of our patients have reported long-lasting relief from pain that lasted six to 12 months. Some even enjoy years without pain. The degree of pain, cause and location might dictate RFA’s effectiveness, but generally, it is proven safe and effective.
Advanced Sports & Spine is a non-facility fee office that ensures exceptional treatment at an affordable price. Facility fees are charged on a patient’s bill for getting a treatment in a hospital-owned clinic to cover maintenance costs. This ranges from hundreds if not thousands of dollars depending on the treatment.
Our Charlotte practice is a private medical office that aims to provide alternative, non-surgical and non-opiate pain management procedures while preventing further pain within your budget. We do not charge facility fees so you can focus on getting the pain treatment that you deserve at an affordable price.
Advanced Sports & Spine provides an effective selective nerve root block treatment for patients in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Contact us today at 704-542-3988 to schedule an appointment.
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