Many people think arthritis only affects the elderly. However, nearly 40 million Americans are affected by this painful and sometimes debilitating disease. Arthritis is inflammation and stiffness of the joints. There are over 100 different types with osteoarthritis (OA) being the most popular. Also called degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is when the cartilage at the end of your bones and between your joints wears down. When this happens a loss of motion, pain, and stiffness can arise. It commonly affects the joints of the spine, hip, and knees. Facet joint arthritis in the spine is the leading cause of acute and chronic neck and back pain. It can affect all three segments of your spinal cord: cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
Even though there are so many sufferers of arthritis, the majority don’t even know what treatment options are available causing them to either live in pain or endure treatments they may not necessarily want. Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure offered at Integrated Pain Consultants that is performed to reduce pain caused by arthritis. Ablation destroys the nerve fibers responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. It does this via a small needle that is carefully and skillfully inserted into your back or treatment area and guided by a live X-ray. The needle delivers radiofrequency waves that produce an electrical current that is heated and placed on the affected nerve tissue creating a lesion. This disrupts the nerve’s ability to send pain signals thus providing much-needed relief. Radiofrequency ablation can not only be used on your spine but also your hips and knees to improve range of motion and reduce pain symptoms.
There are many benefits to using ablation to treat arthritis, including long-lasting pain relief that can last from nine months all the way up to two years and possibly longer if ablation treatment is coupled with physical therapy and home exercises. Relief from ablation is longer lasting than cortisone or steroid injections, and patients don’t experience any uncomfortable steroidal side effects.
With little to no recovery time and effective pain-free benefits, radiofrequency ablation is a treatment worth considering if you’re experiencing pain due to arthritis. Integrated Pain Consultants will work with you and help you decide if radiofrequency ablation is right for you. Get the relief you deserve and improve your quality of life today by contacting us to schedule a consultation.
Integrative Pain Consultants is pleased to offer a new revolutionary treatment therapy that targets the root cause of the pain allowing the body to fight the perceived cause of the pain, so you can finally get satisfying relief. It is called ARP (Accelerated Recovery and Performance) Wave therapy, and it is changing how pain management is conducted. It focuses on why you have symptoms, instead of where your symptoms are located.
ARP Wave is a holistic approach to managing pain and injuries to the body by using direct current electric muscle stimulation to treat the primary source of pain. That’s right, no surgery and no medication. By sending direct currents through your body, Dr. Nikesh Seth can determine what is causing your pain. And from that, he can then treat it with neuro wave therapy which relaxes your muscles and lets your brain send signals to retrain your damaged muscles.
ARP Wave therapy also provides much-needed relief by removing scar tissue to create better blood flow thus reducing inflammation. This new technology isn’t just for pain management though. It can be used to speed up recovery and enhance physical performance. By working your muscles before a sports game or physical activity, you loosen up your muscles and prevent injuries from even happening. It’s sort of like warming up, only quicker and better. Following your activity, ARP Wave therapy helps to lengthen your muscles to reduce tightness and fatigue to prevent soreness.
If you’re suffering from chronic debilitating pain or if you’ve suffered an injury, ARP wave therapy may be right for you. It’s quick and proving to be safe and effective. That’s a win-win to us! Don’t suffer anymore. Start asking why instead of where.
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