Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation
Radio Frequency Nerve Ablation is a procedure used to temporarily deactivate minor nerves that supply the facet joints in the spine. These nerves are often the source of back pain and can be temporarily shut down using radio frequency energy to heat the surrounding tissue.
Under fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance, the affected nerve is accessed and a special probe is inserted, allowing the delivery of radio frequency energy to the targeted area.
Results can last from months to years.