The cervical vertebrae of the spine are located in the back of the neck and may be the source of your chronic neck pain or headaches National Pain Institute offers cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of minimally invasive spine surgery that is offered at National Pain Management to reduce pain in the facet joints of the upper part of the spine. Patients who benefit from the procedure may have chronic neck pain or headaches, including migraines.
What Are the Benefits of Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy destroys the nerves that are sending constant pain messages to your brain. The procedure relieves you of chronic pain to enhance your quality of life and the outcomes of treatment for the underlying medical condition.
Am I a Candidate for Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
If you have a facet disorder that is causing chronic pain and affecting your mobility, you may be a good candidate for our cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy procedure.
How Is Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy Performed?
Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy relies on thermal energy that is created via radiofrequency waves that are applied to the target nerves. The process destroys the nerves in just a few seconds. You may feel a light warming sensation when the radiofrequency energy is delivered into the nerves.
What Is the Recovery Like After Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
Once the nerves are destroyed, you should have a noticeable improvement in your symptoms. We recommend that you not perform strenuous activities immediately, as your muscles may have atrophied. Resting at home is the best way to spend the first 24 hours. You should then follow up with the physician who is managing your primary treatment plan for the condition that caused your chronic pain.
What Is the Prognosis After Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?
In some cases, the nerves regrow in the treatment area. If your chronic pain returns, please contact us to schedule an appointment for a follow-up cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.