Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that burns nerves that are responsible for transmitting pain signals to your brain. It is a minimally invasive technique that involves a percutaneous introduction of an electrode into a problematic area and stimulus of radiofrequency energy, after which the temperature of the tissue increases because of microwave ionic oscillation.
Radiofrequency ablation can be done through the following procedures:
- At first, your doctor analyses the nerves that are causing your discomfort, injecting a numbing agent into the area where he believes the nerves are compromised.
- If you encounter pain relief within the next 24 hours, the ablation procedure should continue.
- During radiofrequency ablation, the electrical current is applied directly to the target zone. This radiofrequency current goes through the electrode to heat your nerve tissue.
- After the procedure, you can go home on the same day.
With radiofrequency ablation, the doctors “burn” the nerve causing you pain, which can help your chronic pain disappear or diminish.
Advantages of radiofrequency ablation:
- Effectiveness and safety
- As a minimally invasive procedure, it doesn’t require hospital admission
- Ablation is a relatively quick procedure, and recovery is rapid
COOLIEF* ablation is a technique used for chronic pain relief. It works similarly to traditional ablation, with an addition of water circulating through the probe simultaneously with electric current, enhancing the effects of the procedure.
Space City Pain specialists use all the newest techniques for eliminating pain, including ablation. Book an appointment through their website, and get rid of your chronic pain for good.