Pain Relief with Radiofrequency of the Intercostal Nerves

30 de May de 2023

This minimally invasive procedure is an effective solution for patients seeking to relieve chest pain and improve their quality of life. In this article, we will provide you with detailed information about this innovative treatment and how it can benefit you.


What is N. Intercostal Radiofrequency?

Intercostal N. Radiofrequency is a medical procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to treat pain in the chest area, specifically in the intercostal nerves. By applying radiofrequency energy to these nerves, the pain transmission is blocked, providing relief and improving the patient’s quality of life.

In which cases is N. Intercostal Radiofrequency indicated?

Radiofrequency N. Intercostals is especially useful in cases of:

  • Chronic pain in the intercostal area, as a consequence of degenerative diseases, injuries, thoracic surgeries or infections.
  • Pain that does not respond to conventional treatments such as medications, physical therapy or infiltrations.
  • Patients seeking a non-surgical solution with less recovery time.

Intercostal N. Radiofrequency

How is the procedure performed?

The Intercostal N. Radiofrequency procedure is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation to ensure patient comfort. The physician uses a specialized device that emits radiofrequency waves and precisely guides it to the intercostal nerves using medical imaging technology. Once in position, radiofrequency energy is applied to the nerves, interrupting pain transmission.

What are the associated benefits and risks?

Some of the main benefits of N. Intercostal Radiofrequency include:

  • Significant pain relief, improving the patient’s quality of life.
  • Shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgical procedures.
  • Minimally invasive and safe procedure.

Although N. Intercostal Radiofrequency is a safe procedure, like any medical treatment, there are associated risks, although these are minimal. These may include:

  • Infection at the injection site.
  • Bleeding or hematoma in the treated area.
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia or sedation.


Clínica San Román is proud to offer this innovative treatment for pain in the intercostal area. N. Intercostal Radiofrequency is an effective and safe option for those patients who have not found relief with conventional treatments or who wish to avoid more invasive surgeries. Our team of highly trained professionals will make sure to provide you with personal attention.


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