Neuroablation is used as a last resort when other attempts to eliminate pain have failed. It uses heat to destroy nerves that send pain signals to and from the brain. It is used for back pain and referred pain in other parts of the body. It can be permanent, but sometimes the nerves will grow back.

Before you resort to neuroablation, you should know that there are many other choices available to you to manage and relieve your back pain. These may include:

  • Medications such as analgesics, opioids, antidepressants and anticonvulsants
  • Exercise to strengthen and support the spine
  • Rest to facilitate the healing of your tissue
  • Passive physical therapies such as massage
  • Surgery to correct abnormalities or to repair or remove damaged tissue, like we do here at The Bonati Institute

Diagnostics Before Neuroablation

After you have had diagnostic tests, such as MRI and CT scans, nerve conduction studies, and myelography, you and your physician can work together to determine what course of treatment is best for you. In most cases, this will begin with medication, but sometimes surgery or neuroablation may be necessary.

Should you require spinal surgery, we encourage you to investigate the minimally invasive procedures we use here. Our founder, Dr. Alfred Bonati, developed a variety of techniques to end back pain without major trauma to healthy tissue. When other methods fail to help, and before you destroy your nerves with neuroablation, consider surgery at The Bonati Institute. For more information about alternatives to neuroablation or the services we provide, please continue to browse this site or feel free to contact us.

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