What is Radiofrequency Ablation?

Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation of the Facet Nerves Video

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy—an electric current produced by radio waves—to heat up small areas of nerve tissue in order to prevent transmission of pain signals from that area.

This procedure is used to help patients with chronic low back, neck pain, and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis.

Who are Radiofrequency Ablation Treatments Recommended for?


Radiofrequency ablation treatments are generally recommended for people who have:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Discs
Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation of the Facet Nerves Video

Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation Treatments for Pain


  • More than 70% of patients treated with RFA experience pain relief.
  • Pain relief from RFA can last from six to twelve months and, in some cases, relief can last for years.
  • RFA can provide longer-term pain relief than simple injections or nerve blocks.
  • RFA completes the continuum of care for patients who haven’t responded to conservative treatments.

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Understanding the underlying cause of your pain is fundamental to tailoring the treatment plan that will work best for you. Our Pain Specialists take a proactive approach to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of pain-causing conditions, using the latest technologies and most advanced equipment.

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