Posted 1/14/2023 7:07 AM (GMT -8)
The ablation is called RadioFrequency ablation, this is a procedure used to treat pain & is done by a pain mgt dr. You can search it on the net to see what it entails. I know for necks & backs you do a trial procedure first to see if there is some relief, before doing the actual procedure. I did the trial on both my neck & back & went for the actual procedure on both. I got minimal relief with my neck & zero relief with my back. I was desperate enough to try anything at that point. Be sure that your insurance will authorize this if you decide to do it.
Stem cell therapy for knees has not been approved by the FDA. Yes, there are plenty of drs out there touting "stem cell therapy", just keep in mind they are selling a product not approved by the FDA. Insurance will not cover anything not approved by the FDA.
A few years back a couple of new members posted in the OA forum about stem cell therapy. Both needed knee replacements & they were terrified. They fell for the stem cell therapy, both fleeced out of $10,000 cash because insurance wouldn't pay, it did not work. The one lady ended up having her knees replaced & did fine but was terribly upset that she wasted money she really couldn't afford to lose. I felt bad reading their stories.
I have bad knees, I put up with the pain & swelling, done with having knee scopes, not interested in replacements. No way I could ride in a car for 2 hours, my husband has learned with me we have to stop so I can get out & move around, lol.