Due to the position of the back in a car, back injuries are a common occurrence after an auto accident. These can affect a number of back structures such as the vertebrae, the nerves or the discs, and cause unrelenting pain that is so severe that you may be asked not to move for weeks at a time, and wear a brace. Even after all these medical suggestions, you may notice that the back spasms and pain do not go away. In such cases, your treating physician may suggest that you undergo a certain surgical procedure in order to give you lasting pain relief. This procedure is typically known as a rhizotomy, or radiofrequency ablation, which seeks to kill off the nerve in your back that is responsible for your chronic pain.
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Radiofrequency Ablation after an Accident
A rhizotomy is back surgery that is done to burn off an offending nerve that is responsible for the pain one experiences after an accident. Nerves carry pain signals, and if they are impinged due to a fracture, slipped disc and so on, they can become inflamed leading to unbearable, ongoing pain. It is important to understand that radiofrequency ablation is used only when other measures such as facet injections, resting, a back brace and medications have failed to relieve the pain you are currently experiencing.
How is Radiofrequency Ablation Performed?
Radiofrequency ablation usually uses heat to burn off a nerve that is thought to be overactive due to inflammation. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, and the heat usually comes from electrical current produced by specific radio waves. What’s great about rhizotomy or radiofrequency ablation is that pain relief can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.
How Can Radiofrequency Ablation Help My Injury Claim?
Radiofrequency ablation is painless and safe, and it can help your injury case in a number of ways. First of all, undergoing this procedure will be proof that YES, you did indeed suffer injuries, and that the treatment is directly related to your injuries. What this means is that the insurance company will have no option but to pay out damages for your injuries as well as medical treatment, failure to which you can take the case to trial which they would hate for you to do, as a judge and jury will most likely rule in your favor.
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