Medial Branc Nerve Blocks
If a patient experiences more than 80% relief of their ongoing pain, then it is considered a successful outcome to consider proceeding with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the nerves to lengthen the relief of pain.
Please note: Most commercial insurance companies and Medicare require successful outcomes with 2 sets of diagnostic medial branch nerve blocks to rule out false positive or placebo effect from the first block. In most circumstances, they must be scheduled 2 weeks apart as per payor requirements and protocols.
Please ask Dr. Bhatia any additional questions you may have.
While we ARE accepting NEW patients for Interventional Pain Treatment options, we are UNABLE to accept NEW patients for OPIOID medication management at this time.
We are always committed to providing the most honest compassionate care possible to all our patients