Radiofrequency Denervation is a procedure that interrupts a nerve fiber's ability to carry pain messages to the brain.
What to expect after this procedure:
- Some soreness at the injection site for 2-3 days.
- Some additional pain/discomfort for up to 4-6 weeks as the nerves "fizzle out" and slowly heal.
- Pain relief to the affected area after 4-6 weeks.
- Use warm, moist heat or ice packs for soreness at the injection sites.
- Take over-the-counter medications for soreness.
- Use medication prescribed by your physician.
- You may resume previous level of activity tomorrow as tolerated.
- If you received oral sedation for your procedure, do not drive today.
- You may resume your normal diet.
Notify your physician if you experience:
- Sign of infection such as fever above 100 degrees, chills, redness, swelling or drainage at the site of the injection.
- Any new burning pain to the injection site area.
Please feel free to contact your physician by calling us Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at (563) 421-3555 if you have any questions regarding your care. Please leave a phone mail message after hours or on weekends.
Important Note: We are available for medication refill phone calls only during normal business hours Monday - Friday. Should you require emergency care, call your referring physician or come to the Genesis Emergency Room.