Apex Medical Center
Pain Management Physicians & Internists located in Las Vegas, NV
Learning how to manage pain is as much of an art as a science, and pain management is an area of specialty for David Ezeanolue, M.D., C.I.M.E., Alafuro T. Oruene, M.D., and Blanche Y. Bonnick, M.D.. At Apex Medical Center, patients from in and around Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, have access to radiofrequency ablation (RFA,) an exciting treatment option for men and women suffering from chronic pain. Schedule an appointment to learn more and embark on a path back to normal, healthy function.
Pain Management Q & A
What is radiofrequency ablation?
Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, is a safe and effective treatment option for people suffering from chronic pain. The process involves using radio waves to produce an electrical current, which doctors then use to direct heat to a small area of nerve tissue.
That heat impacts the ability of the affected nerves to transmit pain signals to your brain. RFA can provide substantial pain relief in men and women suffering from arthritis, lower and upper back pain, and neck pain.
RFA therapy results can last from 6-12 months, and some people report a reduction in pain that lasts for several years after. More than 70% of people who receive RFA treatment experience reduced pain levels.
Radiofrequency ablation is one of Dr. Ezeanolue’s areas of specialty, and he has extensive training and expertise in this particular treatment approach.
What are some other pain management options?
No two people experience pain the same way, and no two people find relief from the same treatment plan. Individualized care is central to the approach that the Apex Medical Center team takes toward pain management.
Your customized treatment plan can include a combination of several of the following options:
- Drug therapy
- Trigger point injections
- Physical therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS
- Targeted exercise
- Mind-body therapy
- Dietary approaches
- Bioelectric therapy
In addition to receiving an initial customized plan, your doctor tracks your progress and suggest alterations that might offer better outcomes. Effective pain management is a process, not a one-time, one-size-fits-all approach.
Are there alternative therapy options for pain management?
Many people want to avoid the use of prescription drugs to manage pain and would like to try alternative therapies. Your doctor can work with you to determine which alternative approaches are most likely to yield results for you.
Alternative approaches include:
- Chiropractic care
- Relaxation therapy
Very often, people respond well to a blend of alternative therapies and more conventional approaches. Finding an effective pain management solution is the goal, and the team at Apex Medical Center is standing by to help you. Call or book an appointment online today.
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