Back Pain and Nerve Ablation Procedures: Bottaro Injury Lawyers Discuss Ablation Procedures After Sustaining Back Injuries in a Personal Injury Accident

At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, where we practice personal injury law in Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts, we’ve encountered our fair share of devastating back injuries. Therefore, we know that back pain and nerve ablation procedures often go hand in hand. Rear-end car accident victim? Slip on unkept ice and land on your back? Yes, we’ve seen many careless accidents result in severe back injuries and intense treatments for our clients.

Not only do back injuries tend to cause our clients immense pain immediately following their accidents, but that pain often lingers. Some of our clients are forced to manage chronic back pain for weeks, months, and even years after the initial back injuries. This is where nerve ablation procedures come in.

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At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, it is our job to review our clients’ medical records to value their personal injury cases. That is why it is important for us to know what treatments are available and used for neck, back, and spine injuries. Have questions about the value of your personal injury case? Call us 24/7 for a free consultation!

We’ve made it our firm’s mission to stand up for personal injury accident victims. It is important to us to fight for what is right! In our years of experience, we have seen our patients undergo many different chronic back pain treatments. Specifically, we have supported clients who have needed to undergo ablation procedures to relieve back pain after their accidents.

Since many of our RI and MA clients sustain serious back injuries, today’s blog will discuss what you need to know about nerve ablation procedures and why it is important to hire a skilled and local personal injury attorney after sustaining a back injury.

Back Pain and Nerve Ablation. What is it?

An ablation procedure ultimately seeks to destroy the nerves near a painful spot of your body. The hope is that by destroying (ablating) those nerves, they will stop sending pain signals to your brain.

There are many reasons why doctors use nerve ablation as a medical intervention. Some instances include back, spine, neck, and even knee pain. For example, you may slip a disc in your neck after a rear-end car accident. Or you may experience chronic joint pain in your spine after slipping in a wet aisle in the grocery store. Specifically in instances where back pain is involved, doctors often use radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to help patients relieve their pain.

How is Radiofrequency Ablation Generally Performed?

RFA is a minimally invasive procedure done while you are awake. Your doctor will use a needle to insert an electrode directly into the nerve. Doing so will send radio waves to the nerve, thereby generating heat that essentially burns (ablates) said nerve.  Successful RFA treatment will stop or at least reduce the pain. However, the success of treatment is highly variable.  It could take time for you to feel relief, or you may need multiple treatments over time.

Contact your doctor or other medical professional for more detailed information about what RFA is and how it is performed.

How Can an Attorney Help Me Seek RFA or Other Medical Treatment After Sustaining Personal Injuries?

If you were involved in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of personal injury accident, it is critical that you seek medical care as soon as possible.

To successfully recover damages in a personal injury case, you must have sustained injuries. By seeking medical attention for your injuries, personal injury attorneys like us can better build your case. In essence, it helps us measure and value the extent of your injuries.

Oftentimes, nerve ablation is not the first course of action doctors take to help relieve your back pain. It is best to seek treatment so a skilled personal injury law firm can document what medical interventions you have tried, if you need RFA, and if and to what extent RFA was successful for you. This information will help your attorney calculate the value of your case and get you the most compensation possible for your chronic back pain.

In short, ablation procedures destroy nerves that tell your body you are in pain. RFA is the most commonly used nerve ablation procedure for back and related pain. To understand what treatment you need, seek medical assistance. If you are injured because of someone else’s carelessness and need RFA, contact us to see how we can help!

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