Radiofrequency nerve ablation is a minimally invasive pain management technique used to treat spinal joint (facet joint) pain. The procedure uses heat generated by radio waves to essentially burn the nerve of the spinal joint . In doing so, transmission of the pain signal is interrupted.
There is obviously some controversy related to radiofrequency nerve ablation in the medical community. Presented here is an explanation of the procedure along with 3 caveats anyone considering radiofrequency nerve ablation should be aware of.
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation Overview
Radiofrequency nerve ablation provides a minimally invasive procedure that can give lasting pain relief from facet joint pain.
Dr. Stanley Golovac of Radiofrequency Ablation discusses the use of radiofrequency nerve ablation.
3 Things You Should Know About Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
- Facet joint pain has been a controversial explanation for back and neck pain for more than 20 years.
- There are no validated diagnostic criteria for facet joint pain.
- Radiofrequency nerve ablation for facet joint pain is an unproven treatment.
Do you have additional questions about Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation to relieve back and neck pain? We have put together a Patient Guide that discusses Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation in more detail. If you would like access to this informative and easy to understand Patient Guide, just click this link and we’ll make sure you get your copy today. Patients’ Guide To Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
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