Radiofrequency Ablation Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain
Pain can feel like a relentless enemy that takes over your life. Over-the-counter medications offer only temporary relief and come with a range of unwanted side effects. Fortunately, radiofrequency ablation at Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine provides meaningful, lasting results.
Radiofrequency ablation uses the power of electric currents to heat the affected nerve and help prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain. Dr. Jerry Lewis can explain the process in detail during a consultation. Our staff in Frisco, TX is standing by to schedule yours today.
What causes chronic pain?
There are many reasons people suffer from chronic pain. Arthritis of the spine (spondylosis) causes age-related wear and tear on the spinal discs, leading to back pain that can last for years. Other conditions like sacroiliitis impact the sacroiliac joints where the lower spine and pelvis meet. Those with sacroiliitis experience pain in the buttocks and lower back that radiates down to one of both legs.
Peripheral neuropathy is another common source of pain, and it occurs when nerves located outside the brain and spinal cord become damaged. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include weakness and numbness in the extremities. No matter your medical issue, radiofrequency ablation may be the solution you are looking for.
Why aren't pain relievers a good solution?
Sometimes, pain relievers like ibuprofen just don’t cut it for chronic pain. Drugstore solutions only provide short-term relief and may cause health complications when combined with other medications. Plus, over-the-counter drugs don’t actually address the underlying cause of the pain – they simply mask it.
Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine is proud to offer a more targeted treatment with radiofrequency ablation when other traditional treatments have failed to provide the desired results.
What is radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses precision needles to deliver radiofrequency currents to heat the nerve tissue. While most people use this treatment for chronic back pain, Dr. Lewis can also address discomfort in the neck, pelvis, knees, hands, and feet. A consultation in Frisco, TX is one of the best ways to determine if radiofrequency ablation is the ideal route for your condition.
Additional benefits of radiofrequency ablation include:
- Quick recovery with little downtime: Most people return to normal activities after several days.
- Long-term results: Radiofrequency ablation can provide relief for up to two years.
- Minimally invasive: Unlike surgery, radiofrequency ablation does not require large incisions – Dr. Lewis can complete the procedure in our office.
When to expect results from radiofrequency ablation
The answer depends on the individual and their condition. Some patients experience immediate relief, while others see results in 7 – 10 days. Dr. Lewis can provide a detailed timeline of when to expect results. We may also recommend supplemental treatments such as physical therapy as needed. We understand the urgency of chronic pain, and our goal is to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Finally, relieve unwanted pain
Whether you have back pain from arthritis, sacroiliitis, peripheral neuropathy, or other medical concerns, Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine is here to provide comprehensive guidance and support. Dr. Jerry Lewis has helped countless men and women in the Frisco, TX area with cutting-edge treatments like radiofrequency ablation. Call now to learn more about this procedure and start on the path to long-term relief.