Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat pain, where radio waves are used to produce electric current to heat a small area of tumor or other tissue. It is used to relieve pain for patients suffering from low back pain, neck pain, and pain due to arthritis. It is also being used to treat skin lesions, varicose veins, uterine fibroids, tumors, and cardiac arrhythmias.

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My mom was treated for trigeminal neuralgia, with no relief. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 year old mother has a history of trigeminal neuralgia from the past four years. She was initially treated with Carbamazepine, but she had a severe allergic reaction, due to which it was stopped. Oxcarbazepine was tried, and it caused allergy too. Pregabalin, phenytoin, and sod...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have tried all the possible treatments. I would suggest trying a medicine known as Tapentadol at doses of 50 mg twice daily, along with Gabapentin 600 mg per day. Consider radiofrequency ablation or alcohol injection into the nerve again, if no r...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the increasing back pain while sitting that I have since two years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from back pain (right side only) for two years, and this hurts a lot when sitting or laying down for a while (like 20 seconds). So I got an electromyography test that showed mild chronic dysfunction on the S1 nerve. I also got a few MRI and CAT scans done. After this...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your provided X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). The diagnosis is crisp and clear and correlated with your symptoms. However, it would have been mo...  Read Full »

Is getting steroid injection before ablation for neck pain better?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had right-sided chronic cervical neck pain for the past six months. My MRI revealed bulging discs, C6-C7 and C5-C6 osteophytes and severe bilateral stenosis, and typical degenerative disc disease. I visited a pain doctor hoping for a cervical steroid procedure but got a cervical med...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Four years ago, you had had the same condition and were treated with cervical steroid injections (three), and the pain disappeared. Now, the pain has reappeared. Hen...  Read Full »

I saw some boils on my face during shaving. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed some boils while shaving. I have attached the pictures, what can they be? How long will it take for them to go? Sometimes, shaving is painful because of them.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like facial warts. Warts are painless solid mass, which gradually increase in number. It will also increase if you shave again and again. You have to go to a nearby dermatologist and get it re...  Read Full »

I had a pimple that has turned into a bleeding bump. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a pimple a few weeks ago that vastly turned into a little bump that will not stop bleeding. It has been like this for about two weeks, and it is driving me mad. I am not sure what it is or what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you have developed pyogenic granuloma. The best treatment for this is radiofrequency cautery. It should be done by dermatologist only. I suggest you apply Mu...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with sciatica in both my legs.

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with sciatica in both legs. I have a burning sensation with tingling and sharp shooting pain in both legs. I am feeling hard to stand for a long time. I got a sciatic flareup due to a slip in a fall accident. It happened six years back. I was diagnosed with lumbar facet syndro...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand the physiology of facet joints. It helps to have healthy movement and intervertebral disc provides stability for each motion segment. Aging, osteoporosis, and traumatic injury can damage facet joints and it is the leading cause of back pain. It is...  Read Full »

How are pubic skin tags treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 48 year old female. My weight is 58 kg. I have noticed a round flesh color growth that hangs externally on my pubic hair outside my labia majora. It has been there for two years. It does not hurt but it is bothering me because it became a bit bigger. I have attached a photo. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted the description and observed the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will attempt to solve your health concerns as best as I can. I have dealt with a good number of cases having similar presenting features. In all such cases, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples on penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pimples near my penis. I do not understand what problem I have. I am worried about that. Please explain my problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very difficult to say what disease you have, because pimple does not come over penile area. It could be molluscum which looks like a pimple. If you can send me the photos, then I can definitely diagnose it. Explain the lesion properly like itching, pain, duration,...  Read Full »

What could I do to maintain the health of my mentally disabled uncle who throws up often?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle is mentally disabled. Before he used to eat well and he was a healthy person, but the problem was that he eats fast and he could not control himself. And now everything he eats or drinks, he throws up immediately. Doctors said that his throat has narrowed and he should eat only ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, with the provided information, unfortunately, there is a high suspicion of esophageal (food pipe) cancer or stomach cancer. He should undergo an immediate upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. Since doctors said that he has narrowing of the esophagus, they ...  Read Full »

How is facet hypertrophy treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and suffering from facet hypertrophy. I have continuous lower back pain. I cannot stand for more than five minutes. I am taking Nuroday daily. I would like to know the treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are 28 years of age and have continuous lower back pain which I think is not responding to the medications and conservative management. Normally at this age, conservative management in the form of anti-inflammatory medications, intensive phy...  Read Full »

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