Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy – and electric current produced by radio waves – to heat small nerve tissue areas to prevent transmission of pain signals from that area. This procedure helps patients with chronic low back, neck pain, and pain related to joints’ degeneration from arthritis.
What Is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?
Radiofrequency ablation treatments are generally recommended for people who have the following chronic pain conditions:
Chronic Pain-Relieving Benefits
- More than 70% of patients treated with RFA experience pain relief.
- Pain relief from RFA can last from six to twelve months, and, in some cases, relief can last for years.
- RFA can provide longer-term pain relief than simple injections or nerve blocks.
- RFA completes the continuum of care for patients who haven’t responded to conservative treatments.
Why Choose PMIR Medical Center?
Our pain management specialists at PMIR Medical Center understand your pain and the most effective way to treat it. We use standards of excellence, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative procedures to develop customized integrative treatment plans to help you achieve long-term, sustainable pain relief. To learn more about how we can help you return to a pain-free, productive lifestyle, schedule an appointment with a PMIR physician today.