What is Joint Denervation Surgery?

Our surgery for joint denervation in Denver involves cutting small nerves that are responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. This procedure results in an improvement of the symptoms caused by nerve injuries, such as numbness, pain, or loss of function but does not drastically alter the feeling of the joint nor does it affect proprioception—an individual’s ability to recognize where their joint is in space.

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What Causes Chronic Joint Pain?

Chronic joint pain can be caused by a variety of underlying issues. Injuries such as broken bones, or conditions like arthritis, can indicate joint pain where the joint does not function correctly. Nerves that have become directly injured, whether through a car accident or something as simple as a fall can be another cause. The most affected joints are:

  • The knees
  • Hips
  • Wrists

To properly diagnose chronic joint pain, it's important to seek out qualified medical care from our doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating this type of issue.

How Does Joint Denervation Surgery Improve Chronic Joint Pain?

Joint denervation surgery is a procedure that cuts small nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. This results in an improvement of symptoms caused by nerve injuries, such as numbness, pain, or loss of function. Unlike other treatments, it does not drastically alter the feeling of the joint or affect proprioception. The result is relief from chronic joint pain due to these types of injuries or conditions.

Am I a good candidate for joint denervation surgery?

People who have experienced chronic joint pain and have already seen an orthopedic surgeon for any related injuries, bone spurs, breaks, or arthritis might consider this type of surgery if no other solutions have been found. It could also be beneficial for individuals whose nerves are injured from car accidents or falls.

What Does Recovery Look Like After Joint Denervation Surgery?

After your surgery for joint denervation in Denver, you will require 3 - 6 weeks of physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises. During this time, it is important to keep weight off the affected area and patients may need walking assistance with crutches or another device until they regain full strength and mobility again. Pain levels should decrease considerably over time before complete resolution occurs. Joint denervation surgery can provide long-term relief from chronic joint pain for those who have exhausted other options available.

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Benefits of Joint Denervation

Joint Denervation is a safe and effective way to reduce joint pain caused by arthritis, tendonitis, and other chronic pain conditions.

  • This procedure can help make daily activities easier, such as walking, sitting, or bending up and down.
  • It reduces inflammation in the affected joint, which can also reduce swelling and improve overall function.
  • There is no need for general anesthesia which means the recovery time is shorter compared to other forms of treatment.
  • Pain relief results are usually immediately following the procedure, so patients often notice an improvement in their ability to perform daily tasks.
  • The procedure regenerates healthy tissues and nerves over time, providing long-term relief from pain symptoms.
  • Patients may also experience improved flexibility with joint denervation. 

How is Nerve-Related Pain Diagnosed?

A Tinel's sign is an important indication of nerve-related pain. It is determined by tapping a nerve and observing if the patient experiences a sensation like that of an electric shock. This test helps evaluate the level of damage to the nerve, helping to determine whether the patient's pain is related to nerves or not. Additional diagnostic tests such as imaging and physical examinations can also be used for definitive diagnosis. When it comes to diagnosing pain originating from nerve injury, our doctors must take into consideration any other factors that could be contributing to the discomfort in order to provide effective treatment.

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Why Choose Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care for Nerve Denervation?

With state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology, we provide surgical and non-surgical solutions to treat nerve pain or dysfunction. With our down-to-earth approach, we are focused purely on the technical aspects of surgery and treatment. All treatments are tailored towards helping you look and function beautifully – without compromise.

Patients who experience symptoms including pain, numbness, or loss of function can benefit from a directed treatment plan offered by the experts at Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care. Our goal is for patients to achieve long and lasting relief from their condition through a thorough examination of symptoms and rigorous testing procedures - giving you back your life one step at a time.

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