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Radiofrequency Ablation

What is it?

A pain management technique involving pulsed or thermal enegery that changes nerves so that they don’t transmit painful impulses.

How it is performed

The painful nerves are isolated and heated up so that painful impulses are hid.

What patients are candidates?

Patients with small joint arthritis of the neck or lower back may benefit from this procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

30-45 minutes

Recovery

Patients are encouraged to resume their normal activities after the injection. The amount and duration of pain relief will vary from individual to individual.