Do you suffer from back pain that has failed to improve with time and/or conservative therapy? If so you may be a candidate for this quick and simple treatment option.

Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Q&A

What is Basivertebral Nerve Ablation?

Basivertebral nerve ablation targets a painful nerve located within one of your vertebrae, the bones comprising your spine. During this procedure, the nerve is heated to interrupt its ability to transmit pain signals. This treatment is recommended for pain that persists despite other therapeutic interventions.

What are the Benefits?

Basivertebral nerve ablation offers several advantages:

  • Minimally Invasive: This procedure involves minimal disruption to surrounding tissue.
  • Targeted Pain Relief: It effectively addresses vertebrogenic pain at its source.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Patients typically experience sustained pain relief.
  • Short Recovery Time: Most individuals recover within one to two weeks following the procedure.

How Does it Work?

Basivertebral nerve ablation employs radiofrequency energy to heat a precise area of the basivertebral nerve. This disrupts the transmission of pain signals from the spine to the brain, effectively alleviating vertebrogenic pain.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Basivertebral nerve ablation is generally a one-time procedure that typically provides long-lasting and effective results, eliminating the need for repeat treatments.

When Will I Feel Better?

Patients typically experience initial improvements in vertebrogenic pain within a couple of weeks following the procedure. Complete relief is generally noticeable about three months after treatment.

Is it right for me?

Basivertebral nerve ablation may be suitable if you suffer from persistent vertebrogenic pain that hasn’t responded to other treatments. Our DOC team will determine if this treatment is right for you.