Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment Dr. Verma uses at Essential Sports and Spine Solutions to relieve chronic pain that other treatments aren’t resolving.

It works by blocking pain signals going from the nerves in the painful area to your brain. If the brain isn’t getting these pain messages, you don’t experience the same degree of discomfort. You may find the treatment eliminates your pain altogether.

Most people who undergo radiofrequency ablation benefit from long-lasting pain relief — results typically last from nine months to two years, after which the treated nerves regrow, and the effects of your radiofrequency ablation treatment wear off.