C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist), was featured in the “Ask an Expert” section of 435 Magazine. In the Q & A, he explains how radiofrequency ablation is used to treat acute lower back pain, knee pain, headaches and more.
As an interventional physiatrist with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Fotopoulos is an expert in treating a variety of spine and neck conditions, as well as knee pain, shoulder pain and hip pain using minimally invasive procedures. He encourages patients who have not responded to other conservative methods (like physical therapy or medication) to consider radiofrequency ablation for pain relief.
Watch as Dr. Fotopoulos discusses radiofrequency ablation and the conditions it treats: