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How RFA Treatment for Lower Back Pain Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Sep 20, 2019

HARVARD TRAINED PAIN DOCTORS | VOTED #1 PAIN CENTER | PAIN TREATMENT SPECIALISTS

When you’re living with chronic back pain, the idea of making it through the day becomes exhausting. Bending, sitting, standing, and stretching, which are all normal activities, are excruciating if you suffer from chronic back pain. You’ve likely tried every avenue to relieve your issues– stayed off your feet, done acupuncture, tried a chiropractor, visited massage therapists, and entertained every holistic remedy that social media has to offer. However, none of these provided substantial, lasting pain relief. Where do you turn next?

When you begin to research lower back pain and its remedies, you might fear that the end result is surgery. However, there are many minimally-invasive procedures that do not involve surgery, and provide joint pain relief through radiofrequency waves. The team at Pain Treatment Specialists utilize minimally-invasive pain relief treatments. These interventional pain doctors specialize in RFA treatment for lower back pain, with “RFA” standing for “radiofrequency ablation.” What does RFA treatment for lower back pain involve, and how can it relieve lower back pain? Here, we’ll outline common lower back pain concerns, and how RFA treatment for lower back pain is an excellent choice to alleviate chronic back pain.

RFA Treatment for Lower Back Pain Provides Pain Relief

Lower back pain is not something that you have to live with forever! There are a wide variety of treatments available that avoid both surgery and dangerous, addictive narcotics. One treatment that is highly-effective for chronic lower back is RFA treatment, which stands for radiofrequency ablation. How does RFA treatment for lower back pain work, and what does it do to alleviate chronic lower back pain? At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of board certified and Ivy League-educated doctors offer two forms of RFA treatment for lower back pain:

  • Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation: This treatment involves electromagnetic waves that travel at the speed of light. These waves, which are a form of heat energy, are delivered precisely to the nerve endings that radiate pain. For patients who have not experienced success with nerve blocks or injections, lumbar radiofrequency ablation provides a longer-lasting option of increased mobility and pain reduction. Radiofrequency ablation RFA allows a return to normal activities just 24 hours after the procedure.
  • COOLIEF Cooled RF Pain Management System: This is one of the newest advances in radiofrequency technology, and provides increased accuracy in spine treatments, which can be complex and difficult to reach through other treatments. The cooling technology requires no incision, local anesthetic, or intravenous IV line, and ablates the sensory nerve tissues of the sacroiliac joint, providing pain relief that requires no overnight hospital stay.

These RFA treatments for lower back pain offer long-lasting relief from chronic lower back pain. Contact the interventional pain doctors at Pain Treatment Specialists to see how RFA treatment for lower back pain takes a small area of intense back pain, and turns it into tremendous relief.

What Are Common Causes of Chronic Back Pain?

Chronic back pain is a complex issue. The back is comprised of an interrelated system of discs, ligaments, bones, and muscles that work together to allow seamless motions from many angles. When one of these elements is out of place, back pain occurs. RFA treatment for lower back pain addresses all of these types of chronic back pain issues. Either due to trauma from an accident or fall, normal wear and tear due to aging, or degenerative diseases, the most common causes of back pain are:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: This age-related condition is when normal wear-and-tear on a spinal disc causes lower back pain. With use and age, our discs naturally stiffen, so this is a natural progression that everyone will eventually face. Degenerative disc disease can also lead to complications such as herniated discs and ruptured discs, which cause chronic back pain.
  • Spinal Stenosis: Spinal stenosis refers to the constriction or narrowing of spaces within your spine, which adds pressure on spinal nerves. Also due to age and wear-and-tear, spinal stenosis is related to degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis.
  • Herniated Discs: Herniated discs can happen anywhere along the spine, but occur most often in the neck or lower back. Also known as bulging or ruptured discs, herniated discs are the most common cause of sciatica and lower back pain.

What Other Treatments Work to Relieve Chronic Back Pain?

Don’t settle for back pain centers that offer surgery as the only option. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our interventional pain doctors utilize RFA treatments for lower back pain, as well as other cutting-edge and research-proven pain relief methods that work for our clients. In addition to RFA treatment for lower back pain, Pain Treatment Specialists offer:

  • Lumbar Facet Injection: This treatment inject a small amount of local anesthetic or numbing medicine into small joints around the vertebrae. This numbs the facet joints, blocks pain, and provides relief from chronic lower back pain.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections: An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally-invasive procedure that relieves back pain due to inflamed spinal nerves that are caused by spinal stenosis or disc herniation. Medicines are delivered via needle to the epidural space, which is a fat-filled area between the bone and protective sac of the spinal nerves. Pain relief lasts days, months, and even years from this procedure that takes just 15-30 minutes.

RFA treatments for lower back pain change your life from being pain-filled to pain free. Contact the team at Pain Treatment Specialists to see how our RFA treatments for lower back pain, and other cutting-edge back pain treatments, can return your back back to normal!

Meet our

Board Certified Team

George Hanna MD

Director of Pain Management | Double Board Certified


Pain Management
Anesthesiology

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine.
Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ.

Namrata Khimani MD

DOUBLE BOARD CERTIFIED | NEW YORK PAIN Specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Columbia: NY Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Namrata Khimani is a leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Born and raised in New York, Dr. Khimani earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School with honors.

Michael Nguyen MD

TRIPLE Board CERTIFIED | NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY pain specialist


Pain Management
Venous Medicine
Aesthetics

Harvard Medical School
Brigham & Women’s Hospital


Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

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Meet our Board Certified team

George
Hanna MD

Double Board Certified
Director of Pain Management
Harvard Medical School
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Double Board Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain medicine. She is one of a select number of physicians who have passed the rigorous certification process to become a nationally recognized pain specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Board Certified
Harvard Medical SChool
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After finishing at Harvard, Dr. Michael Nguyen taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.
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