Radiofrequency Pain Management

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Radiofrequency Pain Management 2020-06-12T14:27:25+00:00

Radiofrequency Pain Management UK

Radiofrequency pain management (also known as radiofrequency ablation) is a minimally invasive procedure which aims to destroy the nerve fibres carrying pain signals to the brain. It can provide a long lasting relief for people who suffer with chronic pain, especially in the spine, neck and arthritic joints. This method of pain management treatment is now offered to patients in a large number of NHS and Private Hospitals across the UK.

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A brief history of Radiofrequency for Pain

The very first CRF Lesion generator was created in the 1950’s, however it wasn’t used as a treatment until 1974. In the early years, technical constraints limited CRF therapy to lumber and cervical facet disease, however the introduction to the 22-gauge RF cannula in 1981 meant that clinicians could administer CRF in precise anatomical locations and control the size of the lesions. Since that time, CRF has been used to treat an array of chronic pain conditions ranging from intercosal neuralgia to lumbar radicular pain and cervicogenic headaches.

Radiofrequency Pain Management

How does Radiofrequency pain treatment work?

Radiofrequency (RF) is an innovative type of pain management technology which uses an electrical current (produced by a radio wave) to heat up a targeted area of nerve tissue within the body to block pain signals being sent to the brain.

The procedure is achieved through the use of a Radiofrequency Generator. A surgeon will insert the needlepoint ends of the probes into the nerve area and 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.

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.

The benefits of Radiofrequency Pain Management

There are two main advantages of radiofrequency treatment. The first is that it does not directly stimulate nerves or heart muscles and therefore can be used without the need for the patient to be put under general anaesthetic. The second benefit is that it is very specific for treating the desired tissue without causing significant collateral damage.

The benefits of radiofrequency for pain management

Radiofrequency Devices in the UK

At Polar Medical we supply a range of innovative radiofrequency pain management devices to the NHS and Private Healthcare sector across the UK. The radiofrequency products we supply offer a quick solution for patients suffering from chronic pain related conditions, offering hospitals a high success rate and fast patient turnaround.

The NHS has recently reported that around 28 million adults in the UK are or will be affected by some type of chronic pain (lasting 3 months and onward) and with an ageing population, it is likely that these figures will increase and the need for pain management products will grow. This is why we are the fastest growing radiofrequency pain management company to specialise in the sale and hire of radiofrequency equipment.

Diros Owl RF Lesion Generator

The Diros OWL® URF-3AP Lesion Generator with Multi-lesion Adapter (MLA-4) can solely control up to four RF Probes simultaneously. The system can be entirely customised to the user’s requirements and is available to either purchase or hire (either short-term or long-term).

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Radiofrequency Supplier

Radio-frequency Pain Management is a type of treatment which uses innovative Neuromodulation Technology to administer electrical current to a specific area of nerve tissue within the body. At Polar Medical we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading radiofrequency product suppliers, specialising in the sale and hire of innovative radio frequency technology to offer hospitals an efficient and cost effective solution for pain management treatment.

High Success Rate


Radiofrequency continually proves to be a successful treatment for chronic pain.

Fast Recovery


Non-invasive with no need for general anaesthetic which allows the body to recover quicker.



Treatment is less intrusive than alternative types of pain relief solutions.

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