Jackson, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2017 -- NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, a medical practice that offers interventional pain management procedures to patients in Monroe, NJ and the surrounding communities, is pleased to announce that cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy procedures are available. Those who are suffering from chronic neck or upper back pain may find relief with this innovative procedure if conservative treatments have failed.
While NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine offers many minimally invasive procedures that are effective at helping patients find relief from neck or upper back pain, cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy is one of the most common procedures they perform. This safe outpatient procedure eliminates or reduces the pain caused by damaged facet joints by preventing them from sending pain signals to the brain. Patients who choose to undergo this procedure will lie on their stomachs and be given medicine (usually just a local anesthetic) to help them feel relaxed.
During the procedure, the physician will use an X-ray imaging device as a guide to insert a small needle-sized tube and electrode into the patient's affected nerve. Once the physician confirms the electrode is in the correct place, a numbing agent will be applied to the nerve tissue, and the physician will deliver heat to the affected area which then disrupts its ability to transmit pain signals. Once the procedure is over, the patient will be monitored for a brief period and then sent home. Pain relief will be evident after a few days and the relief may last for several months.
When looking for a doctor that offers neck and back pain treatment options and procedures in and around Barnegat, NJ, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine. To learn more about cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy or the other minimally invasive procedures they offer, please visit http://northeastspineandsports.com.
About NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine
NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is a medical practice with six locations throughout Ocean County, Monmouth County, and Middlesex County, New Jersey. At each location, they offer physical therapy, sports medicine, pain management, chiropractic, and surgical orthopedic care to help ensure their patients live pain-free lives. All of the therapists and doctors they have on staff not only provide cutting-edge pain treatment options, but they also educate every patient so that he or she can prevent any future pain or injuries.
To learn more about NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, or to find the nearest location, please visit http://northeastspineandsports.com/.