The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 30 millionadults suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). ¹ OA is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when a joint begins to break down causing pain, swelling, stiffness and potentially functional disability. OA is more common in women but other risk factorss include: increased age, obesity, and a strong family history of this condition. Once diagnosed, through physical examor X-rays, OA is initially treated with physical therapy, weight loss and anti-inflammatories.
If you have tried conservative therapy for osteoartritis without relief, and are not ready for surgery, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) may be your next option. This nonsurgical procedure is commonly used to treat chronic pain from arthritis of: the neck, lower back, hips and knees. By applying radio waves to target specific nerves and temporarily turn off their ability to send pain signals, radiofrequency ablation can provide pain relief lasting from 6 to 12 months, and in some cases last for years. ² WebMD states that more than 70% of patients have experienced relief with RFA.
At Las Cruces Pain Center, our team of Double Board Certiifed Pain Management Physicians are always available to discuss the Radiofrequency Ablation, along with other treatment options. This procedure may be incorporated into your plan of care in order to optimize your relief with RFA.
We invite you to explore our website or call 575-395-7246 and let one of our friendly staff members schedule your consultation today!