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A radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys the nerve fibers carrying pain signals to the brain. It can provide lasting relief for people with chronic pain, especially in the lower back, neck and arthritic joints. If you suffer recurrent pain and you’ve experienced good relief with a nerve block injection, you may be a candidate for a radiofrequency ablation.

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation, also called rhizotomy, is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain. Radiofrequency waves ablate, or "burn," the nerve that is causing the pain, essentially eliminating the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

This procedure is most commonly used to treat chronic pain and conditions such as arthritis of the spine (spondylosis) and sacroilitis. It is also used to treat neck, back, knee, pelvic and peripheral nerve pain. The benefits of radiofrequency ablation include: avoiding surgery, immediate pain relief, little to no recovery time, decreased need for pain medication, improved function, and a quicker return to work and other activities.

Who is a candidate? 

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option for patients who have experienced successful pain relief after a diagnostic nerve/pain receptor block injection.

Radiofrequency ablation is done using fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance and should NOT be performed on people who have an infection, are pregnant, or have bleeding problems.

Who performs the procedure? 

The types of physicians who perform radiofrequency ablation include physiatrists (PM&R), radiologists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, and surgeons.

What happens before treatment? 

The doctor who will perform the procedure reviews your medical history and previous imaging studies to plan the best location for the ablation. Be prepared to ask any questions you may have at this appointment.

Patients who are take aspirin or a blood thinning medication may need to stop taking it several days before the procedure. Discuss any medications with your doctors, including the one who prescribed the medication and the doctor who will perform the injection.

The procedure is usually performed in an outpatient special procedure suite that has access to fluoroscopy. Make arrangements to have someone drive you to and from the office or outpatient center the day of the ablation.

What happens during treatment? 

At the time of the procedure, you will be asked to sign consent forms, list medications you are presently taking, and if you have any allergies to medication. The brief procedure may last 15-45 minutes, followed by a recovery period.

Step 1: prepare the patient

The patient lies on an x-ray table. Local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area. The patient experiences minimal discomfort throughout the procedure. The patient remains awake and aware during the procedure to provide feedback to the physician. A low dose sedative, such as Valium or Versed, is usually the only medication given for this procedure.

Step 2: insert the needle

The technique for nerve ablation is similar to that used for diagnostic blocks. With the aid of a fluoroscope (a special x-ray), the doctor directs a thin hollow needle into the region responsible for the pain. Fluoroscopy allows the doctor to watch the needle in real-time on the fluoroscope monitor to make sure that the needle goes to the desired location. Contrast may be injected to confirm correct needle location. Some discomfort occurs, but patients typically feel more pressure than pain.

Radiofrequency ablation
Figure 1. A heating current is passed through an electrode to destroy the medial branch of the sensory nerve to block the transmission of pain signals.

Step 3: deliver heating current

Once the needle is in place, the patient receives a numbing medication. Then a radiofrequency current is passed through the hollow needle to create a small and precise burn, called a lesion, about the size of a cotton swab tip (Fig 1). The current destroys the portion of the nerve that transmits pain and disrupts the pain-producing signal. The burn takes approximately 90 seconds for each site, and multiple nerves can be burned at the same time.

What happens after treatment? 

Most patients can walk around immediately after the procedure. After being monitored for a short time, you can usually leave the office or suite. Someone must drive you home.

Patients may experience pain from the procedure for up to 14 days, but this is generally due to the residual effects of the nerve ablation or muscle spasm. Patients are often up and around and back to work 24 to 72 hours after the procedure. Pain relief is typically experienced within 10 days, although relief may be immediate for some patients and take up to three weeks for others.

Patients should schedule a follow-up appointment with the referring or treating physician after the procedure to document the efficacy and address any concerns the patient may have for future treatments and expectations.

What are the results?

Pain relief may last from 9 months to more than 2 years. It is possible the nerve will regrow through the burned lesion that was created by radiofrequency ablation. If the nerve regrows, it is usually 6-12 months after the procedure. Radiofrequency ablation is 70-80% effective in people who have successful nerve blocks. The procedure can be repeated if needed.


What are the risks? 

Radiofrequency nerve ablation is relatively safe procedure with minimal risk of complications. The complications reported in the literature include: temporary increase in nerve pain, neuritis, neuroma, localized numbness, infection, allergic reaction to medications used during the procedure, and/or lack of pain relief (in less than 30% of patients).

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If you have questions, please contact Mayfield Brain & Spine at 800-325-7787 or 513-221-1100.



anesthetic: an agent that causes loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness

fluoroscopy: an imaging device that uses x-ray or other radiation to view structures in the body in real time, or "live". Also called a C-arm.

radiofrequency ablation: a procedure that uses a radiofrequency current todeaden the nerves and prevent pain signals from reaching the brain; (also called radiofrequency rhizotomy)

spondylolysis: a weakness or fracture between the upper and lower facets of a vertebra, an area called the pars interarticularis

sacroilitis: inflammation of the sacroiliac joint

neuritis: inflammation of the nerve

neuroma: a tumor or mass of nerve fibers or tissue

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Study points to possible new therapy for hearing loss

Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore the hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European Journal of Neuroscience, scientists have been able to regrow the sensory hair cells found in the cochlea -- a part of the inner ear -- that converts sound vibrations into electrical signals and can be permanently lost due to age or noise damage.

Hearing impairment has long been accepted as a fact of life for the aging population -- an estimated 30 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. However, scientists have long observed that other animals -- namely birds, frogs, and fish -- have been shown to have the ability to regenerate lost sensory hair cells.

"It's funny, but mammals are the oddballs in the animal kingdom when it comes to cochlear regeneration," said Jingyuan Zhang, Ph.D., with the University of Rochester Department of Biology and a co-author of the study. "We're the only vertebrates that can't do it."

Research conducted in the lab of Patricia White, Ph.D., in 2012 identified a family of receptors -- called epidermal growth factor (EGF) -- responsible for activating support cells in the auditory organs of birds. When triggered, these cells proliferate and foster the generation of new sensory hair cells. She speculated that this signaling pathway could potentially be manipulated to produce a similar result in mammals. White is a research associate professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and lead author of the current study.

"In mice, the cochlea expresses EGF receptors throughout the animal's life, but they apparently never drive regeneration of hair cells," said White. "Perhaps during mammalian evolution, there have been changes in the expression of intracellular regulators of EGF receptor family signaling. Those regulators could have altered the outcome of signaling, blocking regeneration. Our research is focused on finding a way switch the pathway temporarily, in order to promote both regeneration of hair cells and their integration with nerve cells, both of which are critical for hearing."

In the new study, which involved researchers from URMC and the Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary, which is part of Harvard Medical School, the team tested the theory that signaling from the EGF family of receptors could play a role in cochlear regeneration in mammals. The researchers focused on a specific receptor called ERBB2 which is found in cochlear support cells.

The researchers investigated a number of different methods to activate the EGF signaling pathway. One set of experiments involved using a virus to target ERBB2 receptors. Another, involved mice genetically modified to overexpress an activated ERBB2. A third experiment involved testing two drugs, originally developed to stimulate stem cell activity in the eyes and pancreas, that are known activate ERBB2 signaling.

The researchers found that activating the ERBB2 pathway triggered a cascading series of cellular events by which cochlear support cells began to proliferate and start the process of activating other neighboring stem cells to become new sensory hair cells. Furthermore, it appears that this process not only could impact the regeneration of sensory hair cells, but also support their integration with nerve cells.

"The process of repairing hearing is a complex problem and requires a series of cellular events," said White. "You have to regenerate sensory hair cells and these cells have to function properly and connect with the necessary network of neurons. This research demonstrates a signaling pathway that can be activated by different methods and could represent a new approach to cochlear regeneration and, ultimately, restoration of hearing."

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Hope for the fight against superbugs? Scientists discover 'one of the most powerful antibiotics' that kills infections resistant to ALL other drugs 


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology team used an AI to identify a new compound that kills at least four kinds of bacteria that are resistant to all other known antibiotics.

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Exposure to the right microbes has been linked to having fewer auto-immune diseases such as asthma and allergies, and there are fears babies delivered via C-section are missing out on them.

Tammy Barney

2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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If you're looking for a healthier tipple, it's been shown red wine is better for you. According to experts, reds come packed with plant compounds laden with health benefits.

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As the old saying goes, everything in moderation 
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Molecular biologists have identified dozens of compounds in leech saliva that can reduce inflammation, disinfect wounds, dilate blood vessels, and prevent clotting. Clinicians have made use of these substances to manage knee pain from osteoarthritis; drain large collections of blood, called hematomas; and treat patients recovering from tissue transplants and reconstructive surgeries.

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration cleared leeches for medical use — along with flesh-eating maggots that gnaw on rotting wounds — for tricky surgical procedures, like reattaching a thumb or flap of skin.

“When you attach something, you have to connect arteries, veins, tendons — the whole bit,” says Marcia Barnes, a nursing professor at Cumberland University who’s worked in plastic surgery for more than 20 years.

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“When we become concerned about the blood collecting in that area, we’ll jump to leech therapy,” Barnes says. “They do it so well.”

Hospitals that use leeches have strict guidelines for leech therapy. Nurses rarely place more than six leeches on a patient at a time. Once a leech has done its job, it’s dunked in a bleach solution and disposed of.

And those leeches don’t come from the wild, like some far-flung lake in Bulgaria. Pharmaceutical companies supply hospitals with leeches from special manufacturers that grow the animals for medical use.

At one of those facilities, a company called Biopharm, based in Wales, maturing leeches are cared for by Carl Peters-Bond, an aquaculture specialist who’s raised leeches for over two decades. He feeds newborns sheep’s blood and monitors their growth, moving them from tropical conditions to cooler tanks as they age.

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He’s heard of people who use leech therapy outside of hospitals, but he’s largely skeptical of the practice. “Some of them are a bit weird,” he says. “There’s not enough evidence on quite a lot of it to say that they’re going to work.”

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Leeches latest health trend...

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The jab has previously been labelled by its British developers as 'the most exciting' treatment yet for tackling obesity.  

A weight-loss jab developed by British scientists has helped overweight patients shed 10lbs in a month. Stock photo

Millions of people in the UK are obese – around a quarter of adults and almost a fifth of children, figures show.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes can lead to very serious and potentially life-threatening conditions such as cancer, stroke and heart disease.

Professor Tricia Tan, lead author of the study, said: 'There is a real need to find new medicines so we can improve and save the lives of many patients.

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Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

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Super gonorrhea threat — it's a public health crisis that is on the horizon

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A British man has been diagnosed with what some are calling the world’s “worst-ever” case of gonorrhea – a strain that is reportedly resistant to all antibiotics normally used to treat the disease.

This report is a confirmation of one of our greatest fears — untreatable gonorrhea could be on the very near horizon at a time when rates of the infection and of STDs overall are at record highs in this country. When we see a case like this in the U.K., it’s not a question of if, but when we’ll see it in the U.S. And once it’s here, it could spread quickly.

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Could deafness be reversed? Scientists re-grow damaged hair cells that have been killed off by age or noise inside the ear

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Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that crystallised particles of titanium dioxide, a commonly used white colouring, may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Turmeric, which gives many foods an almost neon glow, can now be found in everything from drinks, yogurts and bread to buns, biscuits and even popcorn.

Fancy a turmeric latte? How about a turmeric-infused bag of popcorn, washed down with a turmeric tea? And maybe later you can dab on a little turmeric face cream? Not too long ago, this golden spice was just another powder at the back of the cupboard

Undoubtedly, the surge in interest is at least partly due to news about the alleged health-giving benefits of the root, which in its raw form looks a bit like ginger, linking it to everything from aiding gut ailments and easing joint pain to helping stave off depression and even preventing cancer.

Whether or not the aromatic taste of turmeric appeals is one thing. But is eating it doing us any good? Here we examine the facts (and some myths) to help you decide if you need to get some in…


Numerous trials have concluded that the spice – or rather, its active ingredient curcumin, which makes up around three per cent of the powdered spice – could help ease the pain of arthritis.

Most arthritis studies have used a concentrated extract of the spice containing at least 500mg curcumin, which would equate to over five and a half teaspoons of turmeric powder. But at these sort of levels it’s a promising treatment. In a small 2012 pilot study, a concentrated pill form of curcumin under the brand name BCM95 reduced joint pain and swelling in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis better than diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Biocurcumax (£21.99 from supplies the BM95 form with 650mg in a daily dose of two capsules.


A study published in Diabetes Care in 2012, found that people with prediabetes who took curcumin for nine months had improved function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. About 240 people were involved in the study and, after nine months of treatment 16 per cent of subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but none in the curcumin-treated group.

The results sound impressive but need replicating, ideally with lower dosages, as the amounts used in this study were in a concentrated curcumin supplement form – equating to 16 teaspoons of turmeric powder. It’s more easily achieved by taking three capsules daily of a 500mg supplement such as Opti-Turmeric (£18.95 for 50 capsules from health – though the recommended daily dose is two.

A study published in Diabetes Care in 2012, found that people with prediabetes who took curcumin for nine months had improved function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas


A handful of small clinical trials suggests that curcumin can help people with ulcerative colitis. A study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2015 found that for people with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis taking the standard medication of mesalamine, the addition of a high-dose curcumin supplement (equivalent to 30-plus teaspoons of turmeric powder) helped half of them achieve remission after four weeks. None given a placebo benefited.

More trials are needed to confirm the findings.


Curcumin supplements may improve the ability of blood vessels to dilate and expand, which enables blood pressure to normalise during stress. In a 2012 Japanese study involving 32 post-menopausal women split into three groups, those who took high- dose curcumin supplements had the same improvement in artery flexibility as those who did aerobic exercise. A placebo group saw no improvement.

An Iranian study reported in Phytotherapy Research in 2013 also found a reduction in triglycerides in those taking 1g curcumin a day – about 11 teaspoons of turmeric powder or 2 x 500mg curcumin capsules. Elevated levels of triglycerides make the blood sticky and thick, increasing the risk of clots.


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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said
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Paris (AFP) - A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday.

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Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science


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The divided states of America: Major health study warns US is at breaking point as the wealthy coasts thrive and the poor south is crushed by drugs, heart disease, obesity and cancer 


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2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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Scientists discover new organ spanning the ENTIRE human body that acts as a built-in 'shock absorber'

Humans have been studying the anatomy of our own bodies for thousands of years – but, to this day, scientists are still uncovering new secrets.

A team of researchers has identified what’s said to be a previously undiscovered organ, and may even be one of the largest in the body.

What was once thought to be dense, connective tissues running all throughout the body has now been found to be a network of fluid-filled compartments that may act as ‘shock absorbers.’

Not only could the finding reshape our understanding of the human body, but scientists say it could help to explain why cancer is more likely to spread when it invades certain areas.

Dubbed the ¿interstitium,¿ interconnected compartments act like a ¿highway of moving fluid¿ that sits beneath the top layer of the skin (as shown above), lines the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems, and surrounds the arteries, veins, and the fascia between muscle

The NYU-led team says the newly discovered organ is found all over the body – but somehow, it hasn’t been identified until now.


Dubbed the ‘interstitium,’ interconnected compartments act like a ‘highway of moving fluid’ that sits beneath the top layer of the skin, lines the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems, and surrounds the arteries, veins, and the fascia between muscle.

The human body contains huge amounts of fluid.

More than half of this is found within the cells, and another seventh inside the heart, blood vessels, lymph nodes, and lymph vessels. The rest is known as interstitial.

Now, researchers say the network that carries this interstitial fluid is its own distinct organ.

And, it may even be one of the largest organs in the body.

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A vaccine for prostate cancer? British scientists design a breakthrough drug which boosts the immune system's ability to track down and kill deadly cells as soon as they appear


The research is at an early stage, but scientists from Queen’s University Belfast believe their findings could be used to vaccinate young men against getting prostate cancer.

7 Foods That Prevent Prostate Cancer

                                Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and the disease kills more than 32,000 Americans each year. Yet, hundreds of studies have shown that certain foods, such as tomatoes and fish, are powerful cancer-fighters. 


Improve the odds of avoiding prostate cancer by adding generous helpings of the following foods to your anti-cancer diet: 



1. Cruciferous vegetables

A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that men who ate three servings a week of cruciferous vegetables, which include cabbage and broccoli, lower their odds of developing prostate cancer by 41 percent. These veggies contain two powerful phytochemicals, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, which are believed to neutralize cancer-causing substances. 

Another study reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that a compound in cruciferous vegetables called indole-3-carbinol, is converted by the body into DIM, a substance which blocks male hormones and keeps prostate cancer cells from growing.

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Half of Americans have cold sores and 12% have genital herpes - a huge drop since 2000, new CDC report reveals

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Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered - quite by accident- a new treatment that effectively stopped infections of herpes 1, the same virus that causes cold sores, in the cornea.

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The new treatment showed promise for treating herpes 1 in other locations and the researchers are ‘optimistic’ that it may be effective for genital herpes and perhaps even a broad set of viruses.

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