Dedicated to the practice of spine pain management, Dr. Jacinthe Malalis (far left) and Dr. Christopher Faubel (far right) are continuously working to offer the most advanced therapeutic modalities and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of low back and neck joint pain.
The MOI Spine Center is the only facility in the region performing the proven Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) procedures, now with the advanced and innovative Venom Technology.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?
RFA, is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of neck and low back pain due to arthritis, providing efficient and precise pain relief. This is a commonly used and highly successful treatment option for those individuals suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, and pain related to degenerative joints.
Radiofrequency ablation involves applying heat to certain nerve pathways to “shut off” the transmission of pain signals to the brain. It is performed on an outpatient basis and requires only a local anesthetic. Live x-ray (fluoroscopy) is used to guide the Venom probe to the target site with precision.
Benefits of using the NEW Radiofrequency Ablation Venom Technology include:
- Pain relief lasting up to 2 years
- Significant and longer lasting pain relief compared to steroid injections
- Venom Technology provides a larger treated area at the target nerve site
- Reduced or eliminated need for analgesics or pain medication afterward
- Improved quality of life
- Short recovery time
To learn more about RFA and Venom Technology and other treatment options, contact Midwest Orthopaedic Institute at 815-758-0000 to schedule a consultation with our Spine Center.