WTNH– Pain Management Specialist Dr. Dean Mariano from Midstate Medical Center discussed how radio-frequency thermal ablation treats chronic pain.
He explains how radio-frequency thermal ablation and cooled radio-frequency treat pain conditions for the spine, headache, joints including the hip, knee and sacroiliac joints.
If there are successful diagnostic injections, pain relief can range from 50 – 100%, patients are reevaluated 4-6 weeks after the procedure. The treatment can last 1-2 years, sometimes longer. The nerves may eventually regenerate and the procedure will need to be repeated.
Midstate Medical Center is located at 435 Lewis Avenue in Meriden.
For more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS or go to www.midstatemedical.org.