Diminish Your Chronic Pain
At Lewis Pain Management, Dr. Jerry Lewis performs radiofrequency ablation procedures to help relieve patients of their chronic pain when they have not received relief from previous treatments.
Radiofrequency ablation treats chronic pain by using an electric current to heat the nerve and prevent it from sending pain signals to the brain. This procedure can helps manage chronic pain occurring in the back. Typically, the nerve that is treated is attached to a spinal joint that has been determined as the cause of back pain, but radiofrequency ablation can also be used to treat pain in the neck, knees, pelvis, hands, and feet.
If you are experiencing chronic pain and can't find relief with other forms of treatment, contact us online to schedule a consultation with our pain management specialist, Dr. Jerry Lewis.
Our Procedure Technique
Dr. Lewis will begin by inserting a needle into the area of pain using a fluoroscope x-ray. Through the needle, he will insert the micro-electrode and deliver the radiofrequency current to heat the nerve tissue. The heat from the micro-electrode burns the nerve to destroy the pain signals.
Several nerves can be treated within one treatment session. The amount of time it takes for the patient to feel pain relief following their procedure may vary depending on the treatment location.
Patients should be able to go home on the same day or the next day. A follow-up appointment with Dr. Lewis may be required so that he can adjust your treatment plan as needed. The procedure results can last anywhere from several months to two years, but procedure can be repeated as a treatment if it's found effective for the patient.
Am I An Ideal Candidate?
Typically, a candidate will need to have a successful diagnostic procedure such as a nerve block, to ensure the correct source of the pain is being treated. Radiofrequency ablation is most often not the first form of treatment for chronic pain. Dr. Lewis may first recommend physical therapy or other noninvasive treatments before suggesting.
When other treatments have failed to manage your pain, radiofrequency ablation may be the next best course of action. Dr. Lewis provides this procedure to allow pain relief for his patients experiencing chronic pain.
To learn more about pain relief with radiofrequency ablation, call us at (214) 613-0960.
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Advanced Technology & Techniques
Our team is constantly finding the newest & safest ways to relieve pain. We utilize modern technology to provide our patients with excellent care.
Customized Treatment Plans
Our team utilizes a patient-first approach & will create an effective treatment plan that will work for any individual experiencing pain or discomfort.
On-Site Operating Room
Convenience is key when it comes to relieving pain. We have built our own operating room so patients can receive any service in the comfort of our office.
Experienced & Expert Team
Our team specializes in pain procedures and is able to diagnose any kind of pain. Dr. Lewis is double board-certified in anesthesiology & pain medicine.