What is Radiofrequency Ablation of Other Nerves?
Radiofrequency ablation is a technique that employs radio waves to generate heat, which is utilized to eliminate tissue. When applied to nerve tissue, it can alleviate pain that has not responded to other therapies.
Am I Eligible for Radiofrequency Ablation of Other Nerves?
If you are experiencing foot pain, have been diagnosed with joint osteoarthritis, or are experiencing persistent pain after joint or abdominal surgery, your healthcare provider may suggest this procedure.
Radiofrequency ablation is an option for patients who have achieved pain relief following a diagnostic nerve or pain receptor block injection.
It should be noted that this procedure should not be performed on individuals with an infection, pregnant women, or those with bleeding issues. Fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance is utilized during the procedure.