Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Lower Back Pain

Are You Suffering from Chronic Lower Back Pain in Chicago? While various treatments exist, finding one that offers long-term relief without extensive surgery may prove challenging. At Premier Pain & Spine of Chicago, with pain clinics in Schaumburg, Downers Grove & Berwyn, we specialize in innovative pain management solutions like radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as a minimally invasive procedure proven effective for managing chronic lower back pain.


Understanding Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative treatment option that utilizes radio waves to produce an electrical current, heating specific nerve tissues. By carefully heating nerves that send pain signals directly to your brain, RFA effectively decreases pain intensity and provides long-term relief for chronic lower back pain sufferers. For those who have tried medications, physical therapy, or injections but failed to experience relief – RFA offers another viable option.

Long-Term Relief: Radiofrequency ablation can provide long-term pain relief, offering lasting solutions to many patients for six months to a year following treatment, and possibly beyond that timeframe.

Minimally Invasive: Refractive Fasciotomy is an innovative minimally invasive procedure, requiring no incisions for surgery. As a result, patients can expect faster healing times and a reduced risk of complications compared to more invasive surgeries.

Increased Mobility: RFA helps patients improve mobility and quality of life, relieving pain from daily activities without constant interruption by pain. Patients typically find they can return to hobbies or work without suffering as much from discomfort.

Decreased Reliance on Medications: With successful RFA therapy, many patients can reduce or stop taking pain medications like opioids altogether, decreasing side effects and potential dependencies as a result.


What to Expect During Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Our team of expert pain management specialists at Premier Pain & Spine in Chicago provides RFA treatments in a state-of-the-art facility, and prior to starting an RFA procedure, you will undergo an in-depth evaluation process to make sure you qualify as a good candidate for RFA.

The procedure usually lasts less than an hour and can be completed under local anesthesia with light sedation. A physician will insert a small needle using X-ray guidance into the area where nerves are located; once in place, an electrode will be introduced through this needle to begin heating therapy—disrupting nerve transmission of pain signals to the brain, thus relieving pain.


Recovery & Results

RFA procedures typically result in quick recoveries for most patients. Most can return home the same day, with most being back to regular activities within a few days. This treatment may cause localized soreness, but this typically subsides within seven days.


Why Premier Pain & Spine in Chicago?

Our mission at Premier Pain & Spine in Chicago is to offer patients access to cutting-edge, effective treatments for chronic pain management. Our team of pain management experts is committed to helping you experience significant relief while also improving quality of life. Our patient-centric approach guarantees a plan tailored specifically to you.


Are You Struggling with Chronic Lower Back Pain in Chicago and Looking for an Effective and Convenient Solution?  Consider Radiofrequency Ablation!

Contact Premier Pain & Spine now at Premier Pain & Spine to schedule a consultation and discover whether RFA could be the right treatment option to address your pain management needs and discover a life free from discomfort and full of promise here in Chicago! We have a variety of convenient Chicago-area clinics in Schaumburg, Downers Grove & Berwyn, IL.