Radiofrequency Ablation Specialist
If you have nerve pain that’s interfering with your life, radiofrequency ablation can stop the pain signals from traveling to your brain. At Evolution Pain and Spine in League City and Lake Jackson, Texas, Sunil Thomas, MD, a double board-certified interventional pain management and physical medicine specialist, offers radiofrequency ablation treatments to relieve nerve pain. Call Evolution Pain and Spine or schedule a consultation online today to find out how radiofrequency ablation can fit into your pain management plan.
Radiofrequency Ablation Q&A
Radiofrequency ablation is a drug-free method of pain relief that can help you avoid more invasive treatments, including surgery. There’s little to no recovery time, and the therapy restores your mobility and quality of life rapidly.
Patients respond differently to radiofrequency ablation. Some have pain relief that lasts for 6-12 months, while others are pain-free for years.
While you lie on an X-ray table, Dr. Thomas uses fluoroscopy to guide a hollow needle to the nerve that’s causing your pain.
Then, he injects a numbing medication before sending the radiofrequency current through the needle to create a small lesion on your nerve. Dr. Thomas can treat several nerves during the same appointment.
A friend or family member should drive you home after radiofrequency ablation treatment. You can get back to work and your regular activities within 24-72 hours. You should notice a significant reduction in your pain within 10 days, although some patients report immediate relief.
If you have chronic back, neck, or joint pain, call Evolution Pain and Spine or make an appointment online today to find out how radiofrequency ablation can reduce or eliminate your discomfort.