Edison, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2017 -- Anyone searching for a back or neck pain doctor with an office in Edison, NJ, should look no further than the Freeman Spine and Pain Institute. In fact, this medical practice that operates out of four offices in New Jersey is pleased to announce that facet thermal ablation procedures are available for patients suffering from neck, back, leg, or arm pain that's caused by one or several facet joints.
The purpose of a facet joint is to link each vertebra of the spine together so that a person has the proper stability and motion. These joints are found in the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. When they're healthy, the joints are surrounded by protective sleeves of soft tissue called capsules and lubricated by synovial fluid. Unfortunately, as patients get older or experience a traumatic injury, their facet joints can become inflamed or irritated, or they may even develop arthritis.
Facet joint ablation procedures work to deaden the pain-producing nerves of the facet joints causing the pain, and to clean off any degenerative or arthritic changes with a laser. Potential patients will also be pleased to know that this procedure is minimally invasive, that they will experience immediate pain relief, and that they can leave soon after their procedures are complete.
Patients who are considering undergoing facet thermal ablation procedures to reduce or eliminate the pain they're experiencing can reach out to the medical practice's pain treatment center in Edison, NJ, or another office at any time. During the initial consultation, one of their physicians will sit with the patient to perform a comprehensive medical review before he or she is cleared for the procedure. Additional testing may even be suggested to discover if one or several facet joints are causing the patient's pain.
To learn more about this procedure or make an appointment, please call 877-710-9324.
About The Freeman Spine and Pain Institute
The Freeman Spine and Pain Institute uses state-of-the-art treatment methods and procedures to help all patients overcome any spine and joint pain and injuries or to help prevent any current or future pain. Dr. Eric D. Freeman is the founder and medical director of the medical practice, which operates out of four locations in Edison, NJ, Union, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Together, Dr. Freeman and his team offer the compassionate care needed to help any patient resume a healthy and active lifestyle.
To learn more about the Freeman Spine and Pain Institute, the conditions they treat and the procedures they offer, please visit their website, http://www.freemanspineandpain.com.