Wednesday, October 21, 2009

is anyone familiar with radiofrequency neuroablation therapy,, treatment that deadens nerves to relieve pain?

wouldnt that be a better treatment for pinched nerve from a bone spur rather than fusion of 2 vertebrae througfh surgery
yes,, thermal energy can be used to selectively destroy specific sensory nerves that are involved in the transmission of pain. Most commonly, the small nerves to the zygapophysial joints are subjected to this procedure. It may also be used to treat the splanchnic nerves for abdominal pain and the sympathetic nerves in the neck and back for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), of the arms or legs.
The procedure actually damages the nerves, the physician must take great care in properly placing the needles.
As for which treatment is best for you, that is up to you and your Doctors.. Best of luck,,, you can read more info,, link below.
This is something I have never heard of it but it sparked my interest, having recurrent trigeminal neuralgia, I thought it might be worth researching for me. But it does not appear so. but here is a site I found that might help you. does sound like it would fit your needs, and I would think it would be less painful then traditional surgery.

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