Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain

Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain:
Information for Patients in the Quad Cities

ORA Orthopedics offers radiofrequency ablation for chronic back pain at our Pain Center of Excellence. If you live in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, or another community in the Quad Cities region, consult with a pain management specialist on our team. Our doctors utilize their remarkable expertise and the latest breakthroughs to help our patients get back to the activities they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.

Radiofrequency ablation, also known as radiofrequency neurotomy, may be a viable treatment option for patients whose pain does not subside with self-care measures or treatments like physical therapy. This minimally invasive procedure involves using heat from radio waves to temporarily block pain signals from reaching the brain. During radiofrequency ablation, a doctor carefully places needles in precise locations of the spine to target specific problem-causing nerves. This procedure can be performed with mild sedation and a local anesthetic, and symptom relief can last up to nine months.

ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities takes a conservative approach to care that focuses on restoring comfort and range of motion with as little risk as possible to the patient. Therapies like radiofrequency ablation can help delay or may even eliminate the need for extensive surgery when they are combined with a healthy lifestyle. If you are tired of living with debilitating back pain and want to explore your treatment options, turn to ORA. One of our pain management specialists will evaluate your condition and detail the various treatment options that may be available to you.

Schedule an appointment at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities to learn if radiofrequency ablation is the right solution for your back pain. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our doctors, treatments or accepted insurances.