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Radiofrequency ablation in Glendale, CA

Radiofrequency ablation, also known as rhizotomy, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using thermal energy to burn/ ablate the inflamed nerve roots responsible for transmitting pain signals into the brain. The pain doctor identifies the inflamed nerves responsible for the symptoms of chronic pain and eliminates them, allowing you to proceed with your daily activities without pain. Brand Surgical Institute provides highly personalized radiofrequency ablation treatments to address the root cause of chronic pain.

Radiofrequency ablation alleviates
pain caused by the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neuralgia
  • Joint inflammation
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Nerve disorders
  • Nerve radiculopathy
  • Spasticity

How does radiofrequency ablation alleviate pain?

You may suffer from back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches for numerous reasons, such as spinal injuries, trauma, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, bone spurs, spinal disorders, etc. In most of these cases, changes in the spinal structure may lead to a compression of the surrounding nerve roots, which are responsible for facilitating communications between the brain and the body. When the nerve roots are pinched or compressed, they send pain signals into the brain, leading to chronic pain.

Radiofrequency ablation involves diagnosing and eliminating the inflamed nerve roots responsible for the transmission of pain signals. The pain doctor may start with a nerve block, which involves injecting a local anesthetic into the suspected nerves, which helps the doctor identify the nerve roots responsible for chronic pain. Once the location of the inflamed nerves has been confirmed, the pain doctor will use a specialized radiofrequency needle to generate an electrical current that ablates (burns) the targeted nerves, providing instant pain relief.

Benefits of radiofrequency ablation:

  • Minimally invasive pain treatment — no incisions or scars
  • Identifies and treats the root cause of pain
  • Ensures consistent and long-lasting results
  • Helps you avoid more complex surgeries
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime — resume daily activities immediately

Your radiofrequency ablation experience at BSI

Brand Surgical Institute offers radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain after a thorough evaluation. The pain doctors will administer imaging tests, such as CT scans and MRI scans, to identify the potential root cause of chronic pain, following which they may perform a nerve block to confirm the diagnosis. Finally, the pain doctor will guide the radiofrequency needle into the targeted nerves under fluoroscopic guidance. Once the needle is in place, the doctor activates it to release an electrical current and induce a muscle cramp, eliminating the problematic nerve.

Schedule a consultation for radiofrequency ablation in Glendale, CA

Brand Surgical Institute is the leading ambulatory surgery center specializing in minimally invasive pain management in Glendale. Our surgical center is led by pain management specialists and spine surgeons who use cutting-edge technologies to diagnose the root cause of chronic pain, following which they curate a personalized treatment plan. Numerous medical experts collaborate on your treatment plan to ensure comprehensive and long-lasting pain relief. Please schedule an appointment to explore your candidacy for radiofrequency ablation in Glendale.

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