Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA/Rhizotomy) Beverly Hills CA
It is possible to get rid of pain and get off of pain medications without surgery. Yes, there have been lots of medical innovations in pain management, and Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), which is also called Rhizotomy, is one of the most effective procedures right now.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that utilizes radio waves to stop the transmission of pain. It is a procedure that will get radiofrequency waves to turn off the nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain.
What are the benefits of RFA/Rhizotomy?
Radiofrequency ablation has several benefits, including the following:
- Immediate and long-lasting pain relief
- Effective pain relief without surgery
- Immediate recovery (no downtime)
- Quicker return to work and physical activities
- Getting off of pain medication
- Improved physical functioning and comfort.
Who needs Radiofrequency Ablation?
The wonderful thing about this procedure is that it can help with different types of pain. People suffering any of the following conditions will benefit from RFA:
- Arthritis of the spin
- Back pain
- Cervical facet syndrome
- Joint pain
- Lumbar facet syndrome
- Neck pain
- Pelvic pain
- Peripheral nerve pain
- Thoracic pain.
What to Expect
After the initial consultation, our orthopedic pain management specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. will confirm whether you are a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation. He will do so by administering a diagnosis peripheral nerve block (injection) next to the nerve that is causing the pain.
When our specialist confirms a successful pain relief following the peripheral nerve block injection, the actual procedure can start. At this point, X-ray guidance (fluoroscopy) is used to safely guide a specialized needle to the exact position of the nerve. A test will be conducted to ensure that only the target nerve is treated. After confirmation, radiofrequency waves will be transmitted through the probes within the specialized needles to ablate the nerve and block pain signals.
Book an Appointment
Radiofrequency ablation is always effective in treating different types of chronic pain. Book an appointment with us today to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The benefits are enormous.