After you relax in a recovery area for a short time, someone can drive you home. Expect to resume normal everyday activities about 24-72 hours after radiofrequency ablation. You might experience pain relief associated with the procedure about 10 days later, but sometimes relief is immediate.

Attend follow-up appointments with your pain specialist as directed, or if your discomfort doesn’t subside after about three weeks. Pain relief associated with radiofrequency ablation can last nine months to more than two years. Your pain management provider can repeat the procedure as needed to help you achieve long-lasting comfort.

Don’t live with chronic neck, back, or knee pain when effective pain relief solutions are within reach at Restore Health. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to determine if you’re a good candidate for radiofrequency ablation.