Leg Pain & Radiofrequency Ablation
As a respected multidisciplinary pain relief clinic in Ramsey, Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine stays on the leading edge of medical innovation. Our team, led by Dr. Steven Ferrer and Dr. Kevin McElroy, provides people from the Bergen County area minimally invasive treatments for a variety of pain conditions including treatments for Leg Pain.
One condition we see frequently is Leg Pain due to poor blood flow. Radiofrequency Ablation is a newer treatment option which we now proudly offer for men and women in need of relief.
What is Radiofrequency Ablation?
Radiofrequency Ablation uses heat to damage tissue and create scar tissue in the target treatment area allowing blood to redirect away from damaged veins. Radiofrequency Ablation is a specific procedure which uses electrical currents from radio waves to ablate target tissues and trigger the scarring process.
While this may sound counterintuitive, Radiofrequency Ablation resolves leg pain caused by poor blood flow by closing off damaged veins and preventing more blood from collecting in them. This procedure has also been approved to relieve Leg Pain caused by a number of conditions in the legs including various Vascular Issues.
How Does a Radiofrequency Ablation Session For Leg Pain Work?
Here’s how this innovative new treatment works, performed in a simple outpatient procedure in our very own clinic!
- The Ramsey Leg Pain doctor inserts a thin tube (called a catheter) into the vein through the skin. The tube is very small, so you’ll only need a local anesthetic.
- Electrical currents from a radio wave are fed through the tube.
- When this energy comes in contact with the target tissue, it will lead to scarring and subsequent closing of the vein.
Research indicates Radiofrequency Ablation has a nearly 90% success rate for people with Leg Pain caused by poor blood flow. The Radiofrequency Ablation treatment can be applied multiple times to effectively close the damaged vein and relieve Leg Pain. However, most patients experience relief after just one session at our Ramsey office!
Top Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment for Leg Pain Due to Varicose Veins
Other reasons why Radiofrequency Ablation is so popular is because it is:
- FDA approved
- Covered by most medical insurance policies
- Free of general anesthesia
Radiofrequency ablation also leaves no sutures and requires minimal downtime.
Curious About Radiofrequency Ablation For Your Leg Pain?
If you have achy and painful legs with or without varicose veins, contact Progressive Spine and Sports Medicine. Our Ramsey, New Jersey Leg Pain Management team can help you feel better in as little as one visit! Contact us today at (201) 962-9199. We’d love to help you find relief.