A Look At Nerve AblationsIn the past we have discussed the #1 treatment option most doctors use for treating low back pain, the Cortisone Epidural. Let’s take a look at the next available option: Radio-Frequency Nerve Ablations. Here’s what the studies are saying: What is a nerve ablation treatment? Radiofrequency nerve ablation, is designed to burn and destroy nerves in order to disrupt the transmission of any pain signals. How well does this work? Let’s take a look at the studies.
- This study compared all conventional therapies used to treat low back pain.
- It concluded that Radio-Frequency Nerve Ablation can provide short-term relief for about 3-6 months.
- It also concluded that RF Nerve Ablation showed a 47% success rate in treating low back pain for long-term relief after the procedure.
- This study reviewed 3 separate trials that compared RF Nerve Ablation combined with a targeted Exercise Program to a control which was just a targeted Exercise Program.
- The study concluded that there was no clinical difference between the two groups and did not support the use of RF Nerve Ablation.