Radiofrequency neurolysis is an advanced pain management technique that is performed to prevent nerves from delivering pain signals. Marion Pain Management Center offers this services to the residents of Gainesville, Ocala and Marion County, FL.
What is Radiofrequency Neurolysis?
Radiofrequency neurolysis is a pain management technique that uses radiofrequency energy to carefully heat the nerves, damaging them so that they are unable to transmit nerve signals to the brain. As a result, patients will no longer experience pain from the treated nerves.
What is Radiofrequency Neurolysis used to Treat?
Radiofrequency neurolysis can be used for a range of nerve-related conditions, although we typically use it for patients who are experiencing pain in the neck or lower back. Most often, this treatment is used to treat pain related to the facet joints.
How is Radiofrequency Neurolysis Performed?
The radiofrequency neurolysis begins with an injection of local anesthetic into the treatment area. Once the area is numbed, a special needle will be used to deliver radiofrequency energy to the appropriate nerve. This may cause a warm or burning sensation, but typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Radiofrequency Neurolysis?
You may experience some soreness after your treatment, and it can take between a few days and a few weeks for the treatment to provide maximum pain relief. However, the results from this treatment can last a year or longer.
If you are located in Ocala, Marion County, The Villages or the nearby areas of Florida, contact us today to schedule your appointment at Marion Pain Management Center. We offer radiofrequency neurolysis and other advanced pain management services to help patients find lasting relief from a variety of conditions.