this method is used in the case of facet lumbar and neck pain, elongated knee, and also hip joint pain.
Radiofrequency neurotomy is an option to reduce the pain that does not respond to medication and physiotherapy, and when open surgery is not the answer.
The pain specialist will make sure the radiofrequency node is positioned correctly using fluoroscopic images, then start the procedure with special considerations.
Simultaneous injections of anesthetic agents help reduce the patient’s pain. This is an outpatient procedure, and the patient can leave the clinic a few hours after the procedure.
Tips for patients
Tell your doctor if you use blood thinners medications before taking the procedure.
Bring someone with you on the day of the procedure to get you home.
Take your medication with smooth fluids on the day of surgery.
After surgery, if the area of needles were painful, use cold compresses. (Three to four times every day for 20 minutes.)
Do not use hot compresses.
You can take a warm shower of about 24 hours after the procedure.