RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves through a needle to heat up the nerves to interrupt the pain signal to your brain.

When would I become a candidate
for radiofrequency ablation?

If you suffer from facet joint pain and have had facet injections or medial branch blocks that were effective in eliminating your pain.

What are Facets joints?

Facet joints stabilize your spine when you move and bend,
and are located between each vertebra.

Where do you experience Facet joint pain?

Facet pain can be felt in different areas depending on which facet joint is irritated or inflamed.  (See diagrams below).

Medial-branch-block

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