Chronic pain caused by nerve damage can create extreme discomfort, including inability to sense pain, sensitivity, tingling, prickling or burning in the affected area. 1 in 50 Americans suffer from peripheral nerve damage, a condition that becomes more common in old age. Radiofrequency Neurolysis is a targeted treatment that neutralizes the damaged nerves and stops the discomfort.
These “pain generating nerves” are found using media branch blocks, a diagnostic injection that allows a physician to isolate the damaged nerves before terminating them. A numbing agent is used to evaluate the result of pain improvement in the specific area.
Once identified, a physician isolates and neutralizes these nerves using radiofrequency analysis. During this procedure, radiofrequency waves generate movement in the particular nerve cells, causing them to heat and self-destroy. By eliminating this area, the pain reduces or leaves altogether.
If you, a friend, or family member suffers from chronic pain, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.