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The Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation to Treat Chronic Pain

What is Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation?

Our team’s goal is to help treat the chronic pain that interrupts our patient’s daily lives. We find that our patients are pleased on a regular basis to learn of the minimally invasive treatment options available to them, instead of using chronic pain relief medication or addictive painkillers. Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island is proud to offer Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation as a minimally invasive treatment option offered to those who suffer from chronic nerve and back pain. This treatment option involves the use of radiofrequency waves to destroy a damaged nerve’s ability to send pain signals to the brain. The result? Long lasting pain relief.

What can I expect during a Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation procedure? 

On the day of your procedure, mild “twilight” sedation will be administered by an anesthesiologist. During IV conscious sedation (twilight sedation), a patient is administered a combination of medication through an IV. The combination of medication is a sedative (to keep the patient relaxed) and an anesthetic (to block pain). How does this compare to general anesthesia? The patient remains conscious and awake throughout the entire procedure but in a relaxed state. Click here to learn more about our IV conscious sedation services.

Dr. Waqaas Quraishi will be assisted by a Radiologic Technologist to aid with fluoroscopy (live x-ray) throughout the procedure. Fluoroscopy helps Dr. Quraishi direct the needle to the target nerve that requires treatment.

When the procedure begins, a high-frequency electrical current is administered to heat the tip of the needle. The heated needle will then create a “heat lesion” on the nerve itself. This, in turn, will disrupt the nerve’s ability to send pain signals to the brain.

How do I set up an appointment?

Learn more about a Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation offered at our office at your next appointment. If you are new to our practice, please call 631-847-0200 and ask to speak to our New Patient Coordinator. We will assist you with everything needed to schedule an appointment. No questions are left unanswered, and only the highest quality patient care is promised. Call us, at 631-847-0200 or visit us, at www.orthospinecareli.com.

 

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