Chiropractic medicine has improved so much over the years that there’s a way to cure or significantly reduce just about any type of chronic pain without surgery. Rf Ablasion in Norman is a procedure using radiofrequency to eliminate pain in the lower back, neck and joints. Patients who get this procedure have pain relief that lasts an average of one to two years. Rf Ablasion in Norman is done by using thermal energy and applying it to the nerves that trigger pain signals sent to the brain. Many people can avoid surgery by getting this procedure whenever it’s necessary. Radiofrequency ablation is a good alternative to steroid injections because pain relief lasts much longer.
During the procedure for radiofrequency ablation, local anesthesia is used with the patient fully conscious. A small needle is inserted in the target site. An x-ray assists in guiding the needle to the area where pain exists. A microelectrode is threaded through the needle. The patient will feel a mild tingling sensation in the area that achieves the best results. Finally, the radiofrequency current is transmitted through the electrode. This generates heat to the nerves and tissue. The patient feels no discomfort during this part of the procedure. Patients are sent to a recovery room for observation where their blood pressure and pulse is checked prior to the procedure. Patients are sent home the same day and must have someone else drive them. This is all it takes to be awarded with pain relief that lasts up to two years.
Radiofrequency ablation is not for people who have problems with infections or bleeding. The physician of each patient will take reports on the medical history and give a physical to determine whether or not they are good candidates. No solid foods should be eaten six hours before the procedure. Liquids can be consumed until an hour or two before the procedure. Diabetic patients need insulin adjustments a day before. Patients go home with no major side effects. The only side effect reported is swelling and bruising at the injection site. Discomfort from that should only last a few days. Visit here to learn more.