Genicular Nerve Ablation
Are you tired of living with chronic knee pain that limits your mobility and prevents you from enjoying your favorite activities? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA, we offer advanced Genicular Nerve Ablation procedures to effectively manage and alleviate knee pain, allowing you to regain control and experience lasting relief.
What is Genicular Nerve Ablation?
Genicular Nerve Ablation, also known as Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation, is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the genicular nerves, a network of nerves around the knee joint. These nerves transmit pain signals from the knee to the brain. During the procedure, thermal energy is used to disable or disrupt the genicular nerves, providing long-lasting pain relief.
Conditions Treated by Genicular Nerve Ablation
Genicular Nerve Ablation is commonly used to manage chronic knee pain associated with various conditions, including:
Osteoarthritis: The degenerative joint condition that leads to the breakdown of cartilage in the knee joint, causing pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic inflammatory condition that affects the joints, including the knee, leading to pain, swelling, and difficulty moving.
Chronic knee pain: Persistent knee pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, or injections.
Failed knee surgery: Individuals who continue to experience knee pain following knee surgery or those who are not suitable candidates for further surgery may benefit from genicular nerve ablation.
The Genicular Nerve Ablation Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA
At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout the entire treatment process:
Initial evaluation: Our experienced medical team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests to determine if genicular nerve ablation is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Pre-procedure consultation: We will explain the procedure in detail, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with instructions to prepare for the genicular nerve ablation procedure.
Genicular nerve ablation procedure: You will be positioned comfortably, and the treatment area will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Our skilled specialists will use advanced imaging guidance to precisely place the radiofrequency electrodes near the genicular nerves. Thermal energy is then applied to disable or disrupt the nerves.
Recovery and follow-up: Following the procedure, you may experience some temporary soreness or discomfort at the treatment site. Our team will provide you with post-procedure instructions and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns.