Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Radio frequency neurotomy works by means of radio waves (heat) that are sent through a needle to disrupt small sensory nerve endings of your medial branch nerves and interrupt pain signals from the facet joint(s). This procedure is considered quite effective and typically patients report pain relief between 6-24 months after the procedure. It can take between 1-4 weeks for the results to be fully noticed. The nerve endings do regenerate; therefore the return of familiar pain is likely. Fortunately, the procedure may be repeated if necessary and appropriate. You should recall that you have had the “test injections” called Medial Branch Blocks that determined that the radio frequency neurotomy is an appropriate treatment for this pain complaint.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply concerned and have taken action, for the safety of our patients, providers, and staff. Our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patients with the highest quality pain management treatment while still optimizing their health and safety.

We are operational and able to meet the needs of patients, including telemedicine visits for new and established patients. We are also providing interventional pain procedures through partnerships with local facilities. Care is always provided according to strict safety protocols consistent with state and local guidelines. We are ready to help you reduce your pain in a safe and compassionate environment.