ModeratorJuly 28, 2016 at 4:28 am
Pulsed Radio Frequency ablation treatment?
The nerves anteriorly in the groin are hard to pinpoint percutaneously. That is, they are hard to find with precision and to therefore ablate. Though some patients have improvement, I am told by Pain Management specialists that ablation (cryo or RF) can partially treat a nerve and so it is likely that more than one procedure is necessary. Also, partial treatment of a nerve problem can possibly cause pain, as it is basically an injury. Lastly, as with neurectomy (surgically cutting the nerve), the ablation can cause paradoxical nerve pain stimulation and make the pain worse. It is a risk with any of these operations or procedures.