To start the procedure, we’ll first numb the specific area we plan to treat with a local anesthetic. Using a thin needle with a live X-ray, Dr. Rehan Ali will then identify the region in which you’re experiencing your pain. After that, a microelectrode will be placed through the needle to create a heat lesion blocking the pain signals. This step can then be repeated until the nerves in the affected region have been damaged and cease to send pain signals.
We will carefully track your recovery after the operation for any adverse reactions, such as motor difficulties, mobility issues, muscle fatigue, and extreme pain. Because the burnt nerves may take a few weeks to lose their functionality, patients might feel some lingering pain following the procedure. If this happens there are prescription medications which can help during the recovery period.