Facet Joint RFA (Radio-Frequency Ablation)

Call us to see if a Facet Joint RFA will benefit your pain condition.

WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY NEUROTOMY?

Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation isa treatment to decrease or eliminate pain symptoms coming from the spinal facet joints for up to a year. It interrupts the sensation of pain using a machine called a Radiofrequency Generator. Radio-wave at the tip of the needle causes the nerve to have its electrical transmission interrupted. This produces long term pain relief.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR RF?

Before you can be scheduled for an RFA procedure you generally must undergo a series of facet injections verify the exact source of pain. Patients with neck, mid back or low back pain can potentially be candidates for this treatment.