Radiofrequency Lesioning

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Take pain medicine as directed by your caregiver.

  • You may have pain from the burned nerve for a while after the procedure. This takes time to heal. Ask your caregiver how long you should expect pain.

  • You should be able to return to your normal activities a couple of days after the procedure. When you can go back to work will depend on the type of work you do. Discuss this with your caregiver.

  • Pay close attention to how you feel after the procedure. If you start having pain, write down when it hurts and how it feels. This will help you and your caregiver know if you need another treatment.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • The site where the needle was inserted for the procedure becomes red, swollen, or tender to touch.

  • Your pain does not get better.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You develop sudden, severe pain.

  • You develop numbness or tingling near the procedure site.

  • You have a fever.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.