radiofrequency ablation of low back and neck pain
radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive method that blocks nerve fibers carrying pain signals to the brain, provides significant relief in chronic pain, especially by applying to the waist and neck joints.
giving information about radiofrequency ablation treatment method, medicana bahçelievler hospital neurosurgery specialist op. dr. eyüp baykara stated that the method, which is a minimally invasive procedure, provides a significant advantage in the treatment of chronic pain, especially when applied to the waist and neck joints.
"radiofrequency ablation, also called rhizotomy, is a non-surgical procedure to reduce or stop pain transmission. radiofrequency waves affect the nerves that cause pain and essentially eliminate the transmission of pain signals to the brain. this is the most common pain caused by chronic pain and spine joints spondylosis) and hip joint involvement (sacroileitis). instant pain relief, very short recovery time and non-surgical procedures are the most important benefits. "
a pain is not feeled during the procedure
emphasizing that radiofrequency ablation is performed using fluoroscopy (x-ray) guidance and should not be done to those who have infection, pregnant women or those with bleeding problems. baykara said, beyin it is performed by neurosurgeons and algology specialists specializing in spine pain and treatment. patients who are taking aspirin or blood thinner before treatment may need to stop using it a few days before the procedure. the process is completed in about 20-40 minutes. local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. the patient does not feel pain during the procedure. with the aid of a fluoroscope (a special x-ray), the doctor directs a thin hollow needle to the area responsible for the pain. fluoroscope allows the doctor to monitor the needle in real time on the fluoroscope monitor to ensure that the needle moves to the desired location. when the needle snaps into place, a radiofrequency current is passed through the needle. the current transmits the pain and blocks the joint that produces the pain, "he said.