Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Orlando & Port St. Lucie, FL & All Our Locations

The thoracic region of the spine encompasses the largest number of vertebrae, and it is prone to conditions that cause chronic pain in the middle of the back and between the shoulder blades. For these types of conditions, National Pain Institute offers thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.

What Is Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

Thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy is a type of minimally invasive spine surgery that uses thermal energy to destroy nerves that are signaling your chronic pain symptoms. Unlike invasive spinal surgery, thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy is an outpatient procedure that does not require general anesthesia or downtime.

What Are the Benefits of Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

Thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy is not intended to repair the damage within the facet joints that is causing your pain. Rather, our interventional pain management treatments aim to alleviate your pain so you can focus on the primary course of treatment that is defined by your specialty physicians.

Am I a Candidate for Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

The facet joints of the spine allow you to flex the spinal column when you bend, twist or turn your body. If you have pain in the middle of your back, including the area between your shoulder blades, when you perform these types of movements, you may have a facet condition. Out thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy may be a good option to help with the chronic pain.

How Is Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy Performed?

A thin probe is guided through the soft tissue using fluoroscopy. When the probe is positioned appropriately near the target nerve, we administer short bursts of radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy the nerve. You may feel a mild warming sensation during this part of the treatment, and it only lasts a few seconds.

What Is the Recovery Like After Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

Our thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery that does not require any downtime. You should rest at home for the first 24 hours.

What Is the Prognosis After Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy?

When the nerves of the thoracic facet joint are destroyed, pain signals are no longer being sent to your brain, so you should see a significant improve in your symptoms. The body is capable of growing new nerves, so the pain may return in a few months. Should this happen, you can contact us to schedule a subsequent treatment.

At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.