At Southern Coast Specialists we offer the most advanced minimally invasive and cutting edge treatments for all types of joint pain (Knee, Shoulder and Hip). These include steroid injections, viscosupplementation and Radio Frequency ablation (RFA). Please see our blog below about how our RFA treatment could dramatically improve your life and getting you back to doing the things you love!
Persistent knee and joint pain are one of the most common complaints of Americans of all ages. Knee pain often varies with each person depending on the cause, but knee pain can negatively affect quality of life and lead to future disability. If you are concerned about your joint pain, you should contact Southern Coast Pain Specialists. Our Genicular Nerve Blocks and Ablations have resulted in remarkable pain relief and greatly improved functionality. But don’t take this from us; Listen to our patient, Joseph Eberhard,
“It was absolutely fantastic! I lived several years with this pain and had a surgery and injections in 2013 with another doctor that made my knee pain worse. When I had the nerve ablation it gave me 70% relief. And I didn’t even have to wear my knee brace!”
What are Genicular Nerve Blocks and Ablations?
- Genicular Nerve Block- The first step to ensure candidacy for Genicular Ablation.
- If successful, the block confirms the primary source of knee pain
- Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation- a procedure to cauterize the nerves transmitting pain signals from the damaged or arthritic knee to the brain.
When should a patient consider having a Genicular Nerve Block and Ablation?
- Failed total or partial knee replacement surgery
- Patients unfit for knee replacement surgery
- Patients who would like to avoid invasive procedures
- Severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis
- Knee pain due to inflammation
Why have a Genicular Nerve Block and Ablation?
- Covered by most insurances
- May resume normal activities the next day
- Little to no post-procedure pain
- Post-procedure care can be managed with anti-inflammatories vs. habit forming drugs
- Patients who proceed with the Nerve Block and RF ablation can experience knee pain relief from 6 months to a year!
Where do patients go to have the procedures done?
- The Genicular Nerve Block and Ablation are simple, in-office, procedures.
How many times can a patient have a Genicular Nerve Ablation?
- The answer is indefinitely! If the procedure is a success, knee pain has subsided, then it can be done multiple times throughout the course of treatment.