Radiofrequency lesioning is a procedure in which electrical impulses are using to block your nerves on a semi-permanent basis to eliminate pain. Special needles are used to create lesions along the selected nerves. The needles then heat your nerve to 80°C and are applied for 2-3 minutes. After this, the nerve stops carrying pain signals and you feel no pain.
The procedure blocks the intended nerves for at least six months to over a year. Doctors use the procedure to relieve certain parts of your body from the pain which the blocked nerve controls. The whole procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The procedure requires Fluoroscopy (x-ray) to identify the selected nerve. You should be able to return to work again without any pain.
For more information, consult Dr. Stanley O Ikezi, an experienced Double Board Certified Pain Management Specialist in New York City.