Radiofrequency Therapy in Santa Clarita
Radiofrequency therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that impairs the nerve fibers sending pain signals to the brain. Patients in Santa Clarita who experience chronic pain can benefit from radiofrequency therapy. Patients who visit Dr. Grewal for nerve block treatment may also find radiofrequency therapy helpful in relieving chronic pain in the lower back, neck, or arthritic joints.
Understanding Radiofrequency Therapy
As a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment, radiofrequency therapy uses heat to decrease or stop the transmission of pain. Radiofrequency waves burn the nerve that is causing the pain, virtually eliminating the transmission of distress signals to the brain.
This versatile treatment is commonly used to manage chronic pain and conditions such as arthritis of the spine and sacroiliitis. The advantages of radiofrequency therapy include: avoiding surgery, quick pain relief, limited to no recovery time, a reduced necessity for pain medication. Some patients experience improved function and a speedier return to normal daily activities.
Advantages of Radiofrequency Therapy
Patients may experience pain relief that lasts for a long period of time(individual results may vary). Radiofrequency therapy is 70-80% effective in people who have successful nerve blocks. For some patients, the treatment will need to be repeated to provide adequate pain relief for daily living.
It is Dr. Grewal's goal to offer expert and compassionate care to patients. By evaluating a patient's pain symptoms, Dr. Grewal is not only able to manage patients' symptoms, but also help them better understand the source of the pain and in turn better understand how their body operates and how the procedure is best for them.
Radiofrequency Therapy, along with other forms of pain treatment, can help relieve chronic pain for patients in Santa Clarita. To find out if radiofrequency therapy is right for you, please contact our office at 661-288-7978.