Somerset, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2017 -- The University Pain Medicine Center, a medical practice that offers non-surgical procedures and physical therapy for pain relief for patients in Somerset, NJ is pleased to announce that radiofrequency rhizotomy procedures are available. Those suffering from chronic back, neck, or lower leg pain that has not responded to conservative methods may have damaged facet joints. The nerves near these joints carry pain signals to the brain. The underlying condition can be diagnosed by physicians at the University Pain Medicine Center, and they can treat the pain by using radiofrequency rhizotomy or another procedure.
Radiofrequency rhizotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that may provide relief to patients who are suffering from pain anywhere along the spine. Using heat from radio waves, doctors are able to disrupt the nerve that is sending pain signals to the brain. To perform the procedure, the physician uses a local anesthetic to numb the area on the neck or back. Next, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted and guided to the correct location with an X-ray device. An electrode is then inserted into the cannula to treat the nerves.
Patients can typically go home the same day that they receive this procedure. They may experience pain at the treatment site, and it may take several weeks to experience adequate relief from the pain. However, once the nerves heal, pain relief may last for several months. Radiofrequency rhizotomy is just one of the many non-surgical procedures offered at the University Pain Medicine Center to relieve neck and back pain. Other patients may benefit from additional procedures offered, such as the epidural injections they offer at their Somerset, NJ office.
Those seeking relief from chronic pain are invited to schedule an appointment for a consultation at the University Pain Medicine Center by calling 732-823-0028. To find the closest office, please also visit http://upmcnj.com/.
About The University Pain Medicine Center
The University Pain Medicine Center is a medical practice that is committed to helping patients manage their acute and chronic pain or recover from their injuries. In particular, they specialize in using minimally invasive techniques treatment options and procedures to help patients find relief from back, neck, knee, hip, shoulder pain, and much more. Their board-certified physicians work out of five office locations in New Jersey and New York, and those who would like to learn more about the practice, or find the nearest location, are encouraged to visit http://upmcnj.com.