For pain in the neck, shoulders or upper back, we may recommend cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers this and other treatments to help patients overcome chronic pain and other pain conditions. We are proud to serve patients in Orlando, Longwood and Ocoee, FL.
What is Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
Cervial facet radiofrequency neurotomy is a minimally invasive pain management technique that addresses nerves in the neck and upper portion of the spine that are responsible for causing pain. By selectively damaging problematic nerves, this procedure can provide relief from a range of symptoms that affect the neck, shoulders, upper back and the surrounding areas of the body. Even though this treatment is technically a surgical procedure, we use minimally invasive techniques and radiofrequency ablation to produce results that are quick to take effect and quick to heal.
What is Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy Used to Treat?
Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy is used to treat varying back pain and neck pain conditions, and may also help treat pain from spinal arthritis or a herniated disc. These are all conditions that cause recurring pain in the neck or back due to damage or pressure on the nerves. By using radiofrequency ablation techniques to block the signals from these nerves, patients can enjoy immediate and lasting relief.
What Can I Expect from Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
During cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy treatment, a small needle is inserted into the problematic nerves. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Then, radiofrequency energy is carefully administered to heat and damage the nerves. At this point, the nerves will no longer be able to emit pain signals, and the treatment will be complete. You can expect relief that lasts for at least a few months, as the nerves will not be able to transmit pain signals until they heal. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
If you are located in Ocoee, Longwood, Orlando or surrounding cities in Florida, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our practice. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic is proud to offer a variety of pain management services to help patients improve their quality of life.