Radiofrequency Ablation

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients come into the office and say, “I have neuropathy” and aren’t sure what to do next. Having patients feel this way is common because many diagnoses of neuropathy, or nerve damage, are “idiopathic.” In other words, there’s no known cause for the nerve damage. Don’t worry though, even if your neuropathy is idiopathic; there...

At Integrated Pain Consultants, many patients arrive and say, "I have neuropathy" - but nobody has clearly explained what this means and what treatment options are available. What Exactly is Neuropathy? As the name suggests, neuropathy impacts the nervous system, and humans' nervous system is divided into the central and peripheral systems. The job of the peripheral nervous system is to send...

For many patients, avoiding prescription medication and surgery is paramount to a safe, full recovery from an injury. However, finding pain specialists who prioritize alternative therapies can be a challenge—that’s why Integrated Pain Consultants offers radiofrequency ablation as well as a host of additional alternative therapies. This minimally invasive procedure requires just local anesthetic and light sedation. How Radiofrequency Ablation Works A...

Integrated Pain Consultants prioritizes patient safety and comfort. The country is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, just upgraded to a national health emergency, and offering alternatives to addictive opioids and opiates is a priority. There are many procedures that are healthy, natural, and drug-free alternatives to opioid and opiate use. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an option for some...

Knee Pain is a common problem, and because it is so prevalent there are a plethora of options available such as Joint Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Orthovisc, and Stem Cell Therapy. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) can affect your every move: walking, climbing stairs, even sitting or lying down. Surgery can help bring relief, but doctors almost always advise...

Degenerative disc disease refers to the pain, the weakness, or the numbness that occurs from a deteriorated disc in the spine, more than often due to aging. If you have been experiencing back pain along with numbness or a prickly sensation, you may be suffering from this condition. Mostly for aging individuals, disc degeneration is one of the most common causes...

Finding the right treatment option for chronic back pain can be frustrating. From medications to ice packs to physical therapy, you may have tried several forms of treatment, to no avail. In the past several years, doctors have been using a new procedure, with much success. Radiofrequency ablation has been used to treat chronic pain in the neck, mid-back, lower back,...

Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life that, to a great extent, you can have control over - it is for this reason that when in pain, strong addictive drugs such as opioids should be avoided and therapies provided. Nutrition, diet, exercise, and medical treatment - these are all variables in which you have a...