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11 Radiofrequency Ablation Side Effects (And How To Avoid Them)

If you're suffering from chronic pain, chances are good you have looked at many different options for relief. One of the important parts of discussing potential pain-relieving procedures is making sure you understand what side effects might occur. Radiofrequency ablation is generally considered a safe procedure for managing pain, but [...]

By |2018-08-14T13:13:16-07:00August 15th, 2018|Tags: |3 Comments

Will Radiofrequency Ablation For Back Pain Help Me?

Has your doctor or pain specialist suggested radiofrequency ablation to help alleviate your lower back pain? Many pain specialists are recommending radiofrequency ablation for back pain due to its high success rate and measurable results. Here's how it works, and why it could work for you. What is radiofrequency ablation for back [...]

By |2017-05-30T12:40:49-07:00May 31st, 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Will Radiofrequency Ablation For Back Pain Help Me?

What Is Radiofrequency Ablation? (And Answers To 15 Other FAQs)

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option for chronic pain that is gaining popularity for both its effectiveness and minimal side effects. First used in 1931 to treat a patient with trigeminal neuralgia, radiofrequency ablation has become the standard of care for several chronic pain conditions. In this post, we answer [...]

By |2017-05-30T09:34:25-07:00May 29th, 2017|Tags: |22 Comments

Getting A Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure? What You Need To Know

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was first used in 1931 to treat a case of trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain stemming from the trigeminal nerve). Before RFA, trigeminal neuralgia was complex and often considered untreatable. This treatment successfully treated this mysterious condition and has now become a go-to treatment for multiple pain conditions [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:07:31-07:00September 7th, 2016|Tags: |1 Comment

Pain Doctor Video Library: Managing Pain Through The Holidays

November is a big month. Although Christmas decorations have been in some stores since September, for many of us, the holiday season begins in earnest on November 1st, bringing with it extra stress and a potential increase in chronic pain. For others, November is the time when men’s health, family [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:47:54-07:00November 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Pain Doctor Video Library: Managing Pain Through The Holidays

What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia is facial pain that all stems from the same area: the trigeminal nerve. This nerve is located slightly forward of the top of the jaw behind the eyes, and it has branches that spread out all across the face, including down the nose and cheeks, and even across [...]

By |2014-06-03T17:13:46-07:00June 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Headache Treatments: Beyond The Pharmacy

Many people reach automatically for over-the-counter medicines for their occasional headaches, but what types of treatments are available for people who experience migraine pain or more frequent headaches that interfere with everyday life? There are prescription medications available, but there are also other headache treatments that can be used to [...]

By |2014-06-04T09:48:31-07:00June 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Headache Treatments: Beyond The Pharmacy