When you visit Essential Sports and Spine Solutions for radiofrequency ablation, the first step is to find out which nerves are responsible for your chronic pain. Dr. Verma does this by performing a nerve block – an injection into your spine that numbs certain nerves.

He uses imaging technology like fluoroscopy to observe the path of the needle as it goes into you, ensuring there’s minimal tissue damage. When you feel an improvement in your pain, Dr. Verma notes the location of the nerves and targets them during radiofrequency ablation. The nerve block ensures he delivers the energy to the right nerves.