Neck, Midback, and Low Back Pain
Most commonly done on the joints of your spine called the facet joints. Thus we can help patients with neck, midback, and low back pain by denervating the medial branch nerves at the cervical, thoracic or lumbar facet levels.
We can also denervate your sacroiliac joints. This is done by blocking the sacral lateral branch nerves.
RFA of the basivertebral nerve is very new technology for people with low back pain due to vertebrogenic pain. This pain is due to modic or vertebrogenic degenerative endplate/disc changes noted on your MRI. This is becoming a more commonly recognized cause of low back pain.
The team at Pain Care Boise specializes in an advanced radio frequency ablation technique that targets the endplates in your spine. Endplates connect the spinal discs to the vertebrae. If the endplate breaks down, it pinches nerves, causing pain. The team uses radio frequency ablation to stop the pain signals.
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Knee pain is another common joint problem where we can help by blocking the genicular nerves going to the knee joint. This is done for people with osteoarthritis, but also commonly done for people post total knee joint replacement or after other knee surgeries.
Other joints that we can consider denervating are the shoulder, hip and wrist joints.