Radiofrequency Ablation Specialist

Pain Management located in Moreno Valley, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation can resolve chronic pain when other treatments are failing to deliver much improvement. Double board-certified Munish Loomba, MD, of Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. in California, uses radiofrequency ablation to help patients with severe, persistent pain in their back, neck, or large joints like the knees. To find out if radiofrequency ablation is an option that could work for you, call your nearest office in Moreno Valley, Riverside, or Rancho Cucamonga or book an appointment online today.

Radiofrequency Ablation Q & A

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a nonsurgical procedure that heats and destroys targeted/ damaged nerves sending pain signals. You can benefit from long-lasting pain relief as the heated nerves no longer send out pain signals.

The heat destroys the targeted nerves without damaging other tissues. Because the nerves no longer send out pain signals, you can benefit from long-lasting pain relief after radiofrequency ablation treatment.

Why would I need radiofrequency ablation?

Consider RFA if you have a spinal condition causing severe Chronic Pain. RFA should be considered for large joints like the knee as well. Dr.Loomba may recommend other conservative treatment methods like Physical Therapy. Medication, PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma), and Steroid Injections.

If after, pain is still unmanageable, contact Dr.Loomba to relieve any possible pain.

What happens when I have radiofrequency ablation?

You first receive a nerve block (injection). These injections included Medial Branch Blocks in the spine and genicular nerve blocks in the knees, contain a local anesthetic. If the nerve block successfully provides substantial pain relief, radiofrequency ablation is likely to work.

Dr. Loomba performs radiofrequency ablation as a convenient outpatient procedure. After numbing the injection site, he inserts the radiofrequency needle. To guide him, he uses real-time X-ray technology called fluoroscopy or Ultra Sound Guided Imaging as well.

Both the X-Ray and Ultra Sound Guided Imaging allow for a clear view of the targeted nerves and the needle. He can then guide the needle to the right nerve and transmit the radiofrequency waves. Each nerve takes about 90 seconds to treat.

What happens after my radiofrequency ablation treatment?

Radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure, so patient may return home after treatment. There may be tenderness at the site or even immediate relief after the surgery. Sometimes it may take a week for the results fo the surgery to become apparent.

If any questions about the RFA procedure, contact Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc Today!!

Many patients enjoy between nine months and two years following radiofrequency ablation. The treated nerves can regenerate eventually, in which case the effects wear off. But Dr. Loomba can perform further radiofrequency ablation treatments if you need them.