Joint Ablation: What is it, and how can it help my pain?
Joint ablation, also known as denervation, is a medical procedure that involves using heat or cold energy to eliminate the nerves that transmit pain signals from a joint. The procedure is often used to relieve chronic pain in joints that have been damaged due to injury, arthritis, or other conditions.
The procedure: During the procedure, Dr. Abdallah will use imaging technology to locate the nerves that are responsible for carrying pain signals from the joint. He will then use a small needle or probe to apply heat or cold energy directly to the nerves, which prevents them from transmitting pain signals.
By destroying the nerves that transmit pain signals, joint ablation can provide long-term relief from chronic joint pain. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically performed on an outpatient basis. It is sometimes recommended for patients who have not experienced relief from other treatments, such as medications or physical therapy.
It’s important to note that joint ablation is not a cure for the underlying condition causing joint pain, but it can provide significant pain relief and improve quality of life for many patients. It’s important to discuss the procedure thoroughly with Dr. Abdallah to determine if it’s the right option for you.
To learn more and schedule an appointment to see Rany Abdallah MD, PhD, MBA, call 855-932-7426. We’ll get you in sooner than later at any of our conveniently located Delaware offices in Bear, Dover, and Lewes.
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