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Advanced technology that silences pain.
Lower back pain is a nuisance that affects all kinds of people. Radiofrequency ablation in Kansas City at one of our clinics can provide fast-acting pain relief. This treatment uses electrical currents and radio waves to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, stopping it from sending pain signals.
After your initial examination at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, we will recommend the best treatments for your needs. Depending on your pain level or location, this may include radiofrequency ablation.
Conditions treated by Radiofrequency Ablation
What We Treat
The process begins with an initial appointment, and the length varies based on your condition. More complex issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your physical examination. During these tests, we will determine if radiofrequency ablation is the right treatment for your pain relief.
Radiofrequency ablation uses a small needle that is inserted into the tissue using a live X-ray. We ablate or cauterize a nerve called the medial branch by heating the needle. This medial branch nerve is responsible for sensing pain coming from small joints in the low back. With this procedure, we essentially decrease the pain in the back by limiting the pain signal traveling in the nerves.
We perform this treatment under anesthetic administered through an IV. Patients will be sore for 2 or 3 days after treatment, but they should start to notice relief 2 or 3 weeks after treatment. Throughout the treatment and recovery process, we focus on creating outcomes that maximize your functionality so you can return to your regular activities.
Our physicians will align their management recommendations with your goals. Therefore, two people with the same diagnosis may undergo two different management plans.
About Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Meet Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons are highly experienced in their respective fields and are considered among the top sports medicine providers in the Midwest.
Along with our Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.
Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Multiple Locations Throughout the KC Metro
When you visit one of our KCOA clinics for an EMG test in Kansas City, you gain access to a large network of physicians and technicians who provide in-house testing at a convenient location.
Diagnosis and Treatment Plans in One Place
With in-clinic imaging, many patients gain detailed imaging and their treatment plan without visiting other facilities.
Value-Based Care Suitable for Your Budget
We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems.
Cost of Service
The Cost of Care
Each patient at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance brings their own unique circumstances to our practices. We want you to feel educated and empowered to make the best healthcare decision possible for you or your loved one, which includes understanding the financial realities of each treatment option.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance and its partnership with Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute allows us to provide cost savings and convenience in one physical location. By partnering and providing services like imaging, bracing, and therapies, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance patients see the financial advantages of our practice when compared to larger hospitals or healthcare systems. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure we create a payment system that fits your budget and financial realities.
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