Dr. Nikesh Seth voted “Top Doc” in Scottsdale for four consecutive years, has always been a trailblazer when it comes to prioritizing non-opioid and non-surgical pain treatment.
Integrated Pain Consultants has offered radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as an alternative for years, and this safe and effective treatment is paving the way for the non-opioid pain relief market to reach an $8.8 billion industry by 2029.
BIS Research just released a market intelligence report that predicts non-opioid pain relief treatments will skyrocket in the next decade. Last year, the market was valued at $37 billion and is expected to grow at a rate of just over eight percent each year. As information about the risks of opioid use increases, patients are understandably seeking out safe and long-term treatment options for pain relief.
An estimated 20.4 percent of the 50 million US adults in the country have some form of chronic pain, and 8 percent have high-impact chronic pain. This is especially true for older adults and women.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the annual societal costs to treat chronic pain is around $635 billion. Opting for non-opioid pain relief is a healthy trend that is slated to continue around the globe, starting with radiofrequency ablation.
RFA is the result of incredible technological developments, using an electrical current from radio waves to heat targeted areas of nerve tissue to decrease pain signals. RFA is especially recommended for patients with neck pain, pain from degenerative joints, and chronic lower back pain. RFA doesn’t fix the cause of the pain but does stop the brain from interpreting the pain signals. It’s an effective tool in the interim before fixing the cause can be addressed or in instances where the cause of the pain cannot be rectified.
The exact degree of pain relief from RFA varies based on the site and cause of the pain. However, the relief itself lasts 6 to 12 months, and in some cases can last for years. Over 70 percent of people who receive RFA report some degree of pain relief.
If you’re interested in radiofrequency ablation in Scottsdale or any other type of pain treatment, call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552.