Kentuckiana Pain Specialists is a specialized clinic for radiofrequency serving the Kentucky community. Ajith Nair, MD, offers long-term relief through alternative treatments like radiofrequency neurotomy, IV nutrition therapy, intrathecal pain pump implant, platelet-rich plasma, and radiofrequency ablation in Louisville and Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
What Is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency neurotomy is an injection procedure that creates heat lesions on specific nerves to eliminate the facet or sacroiliac joint pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain. A lateral branch neurotomy affects nerves transporting pain signals from sacroiliac joints, while the medial branch neurotomy affects nerves conveying pain from facet joints.
Lateral branch and medial nerves have no control over sensations and muscles in your legs or arms. Fortunately, losing the medial branch nerves controlling small muscles in your mid-back, low back, and neck isn’t harmful to your health and general well-being.
Before A Radiofrequency Treatment
Before a radiofrequency procedure, branch nerves and joints must have been proven to be painful through a spinal injection and unresponsive to other treatment options. If effective, the neurotomy provides relief for facet or sacroiliac joint pain for 9-14 months or longer. After fourteen months, the nerve regenerates, and pain may return to your sacroiliac joint or facet.
Success Rate Of Radiofrequency Treatments
The success rate of radiofrequency treatment for chronic and acute pain has slight variations. On average, thirty to fifty percent of patients undergoing the procedure experience significant relief for facet or sacroiliac joint pain for up to twenty-four months.
About fifty percent of the remaining patients get pain relief for a shorter period, while some don’t experience relief from facet or sacroiliac joint pain. Dr. Nair considers your medical records, tests, condition, and individual goals while drafting your customized treatment plan.
Why Should I Visit Kentuckiana Pain Specialists?
When you visit Kentuckiana Pain Specialists, you are assured of:
- Convenient Care
Before you visit Kentuckiana Pain Specialists, you can take a virtual visit to learn more about the premises and team of staff to make your visit less stressful.
The patient center provides more information about the items you need to carry on your visit while the patient portal grants you access to quality care at any time, from anywhere.
- A Customized Treatment Plan
Your pain management plan involves three distinct phases to ensure that your treatment addresses all symptoms and root causes of pain in different parts of your body.
- Flexible Payment Options
Kentuckiana Pain Specialists has a pricing structure for insured, uninsured, and underinsured patients seeking long term pain relief. Upon inquiry, the staff verifies and explains your benefits upfront at no charge.
- Quality Care For Your Entire Family
Kentuckiana Pain Specialists focus on delivering quality care for your entire family by providing assistance and guidance to a pain-free life. Your entire family stands to benefit from the customized family plan.
Other Services Offered At Kentuckiana Pain Specialists
Dr. Nair is a certified specialist in:
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- IV Nutrition therapy
- Intrathecal pain pump implant
Kentuckiana Pain Specialists welcome patients seeking relief from chronic and acute pain in the joints and neck. Use the online booking tool or call the office to learn more about available payment plans and minimally invasive treatment options offered by Dr. Nair.