The procedure provides relief for between six and 18 months. Some patients don’t get a return of symptoms.
Pulsed RF works by reducing pain signals in the central nervous system…
Acute pain is what happens when we bruise or cut ourselves. Pain signals are transmitted by the nervous system to our brain. When the injury heals, the pain goes away. However, what happens when the pain signaling system itself is injured or becomes irritated? Chronic pain develops. Here are some of the changes when this happens:
- Chronic signaling. The pain system tells the body that there’s pain without any additional injury.
- Changes in nerves. The nerves rewire themselves so that they are more adept at carrying pain.
- Changes in the spinal cord. The spinal cord expresses different chemicals and routes pain signals to different areas. All of this makes you more sensitive to pain signals.