Are you having trouble with back, neck, knee, or hip pain even after medication and physiotherapy? Well, here is a quick and easy solution.
Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure to reduce pain in a specific area by using radio waves, which produces an electric current that heats the nerve tissue of that area and relieves pain from the site. RF ablation is widely used in the 21st century.
The patient is usually kept conscious to describe what he is feeling during the Treatment, while sometimes sedation is given to the patient to relax during stimulation.
The physician takes preventions before the treatment by cleaning the treatment area to prevent the risk of infections.
The physician numbs the treatment area by using anesthesia with an x-ray to inject the specific diseased nerves.
Once the needle is placed on the specific nerve, an electrode is passed through the hand, and electric current next to the targeted nerve, which may cause the slightest pain to the patient, and heat is created on the nerve.
This process may be repeated on other nerves. Radiofrequency ablation treatment takes 30-90 minutes for the whole procedure.
The most common radiofrequency treatment effect is swelling in the treatment area, which lasts for a few days after the treatment.
It might cause temporary numbness and pain.
Other side effects would be bleeding, infection, or nerve damage. This happens rarely, but the doctor will inform with possible risks before the surgery.
Not for Everyone:
RFA surgery is not appropriate for everyone. Those people who have infections and bleeding problems cannot be treated by RF ablation. This treatment should only be taken under the recommendation of a doctor.
Precautions for Treatment:
To prepare RFA medical treatment, some measures are essential to consider, including:
Do not eat within six hours of the treatment; however, you may take liquids before two hours of your treatment.
If you have diabetes, use insulin according to the guidance of your doctor. Consider the medications and insulin with you so you can take it after the treatment.
Do not continue or discontinue any medication without consulting your doctor.
You will need someone with you to drive you home after the treatment, as you cannot drive or operate any machinery after the treatment at least for 24 hours.