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Radiofrequency ablation

Offer patients the relief they deserve

Back problems are among patients’ most frequent complaints to their doctors. Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain.3

The benefits to radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

  • Significant and longer-lasting pain relief compared to steroid injections4
  • Low complications reported4,5,6
  • Appreciable pain relief compared to surgery; nearly half of back pain sufferers are not helped by surgery7
  • Lower use of analgesics4,8

    Procedure risks

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    Overview of lumbar RFA procedure12

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    Facet joint(s) with inflamed nerve(s).

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    Under X-ray imaging, insert needle(s) into the treatment area.

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    Use radiofrequency current to heat surrounding nerve(s) tissue to create lesions.

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    Facet joint(s) with treated nerve(s).