The Nimbus radiofrequency multi-tined expandable electrode aims to improve radiofrequency neurotomy outcomes. Radiofrequency thermal neurotomy (RTN) is recognized as a highly effective intervention for patients suffering from intractable pain. RTN relieves pain by inducing thermal coagulation of a segment of the afferent nociceptive pathway, effectively interrupting transmission of sensory information from a pain generator to the central nervous system and brain.
There is widespread support for the use of RTN in the treatment of a wide range of spinal and non-spinal pain syndromes in the medical literature. Indications range from sacroiliac (SIJ) zygapophyseal facet joint pain and trigeminal neuralgia to pain associated with metastatic disease.
RTN is the neuroablative procedure of choice because: