Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Radiofrequency nerve ablation, also called Rhizotomy, is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment for pain caused by chronic low-back and neck pain, as well as pain related to arthritis. By heating affected nerves, sometimes while cooling them at the same time, this treatment is able to disturb their ability to send pain signals to the brain. Doing so helps to alleviate pain for 6-12 months.
These procedures are available for individuals who have found prior relief from nerve blocks and are available for any nerve that is causing pain, including the Vertebrobasilar nerve. Benefits of this treatment include immediate relief, minimal recovery time, avoidance of more invasive procedures, and improvement in daily functions.