Radiofrequency Ablation in Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL
Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine offers a wide range of treatment options for chronic pain at our 3 convenient locations in Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL. Please call our friendly staff today to book an appointment.
Radiofrequency Ablation is an outpatient procedure, a small area of nerve tissue is heated to decrease pain signals from that area. The procedure is conducted under guided imaging. A needle is inserted at the offending nerve site, then an electrical current produced by a radio wave is used for the heat-and-destroy mission. The chronic pain relief usually lasts for a relatively long period, from 6 to 9 months. This is a big advancement because it is very localized, very specific, pain treatment. It’s not a cure-all, but it can really make a difference in specific cases of pain. Facet joints of the spine are particularly responsive to this technique.