What is a
Radiofrequency Ablation?

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PROCEDURE LENGTH

10 - 25 minutes

incision
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INCISION SIZE

No incision

Patient Home Same Day

NO HOSPITAL STAY

Outpatient procedure

What is a radio frequency ablation?

During a radio frequency ablation procedure, the physician inserts a small needle into the general area where the pain is present. A fluoroscope (x-ray) helps the physician guide the needle to the target area. A microelectrode is then inserted through the needle to stimulate the nerve, and a small radiofrequency current heats the tissue to relieve the pain.

MMA-RFA

How Long Does Pain Relief From RFA Last?

The degree of pain relief varies and in most cases we see relief lasting from 6 to 12 months. In some cases, pain relief can last for years.

Used To Treat These Conditions

A spinal disc that is damaged, causing back pain and other problems.

The soft cushion-like discs between vertebrae begin to deteriorate and the outer wall becomes brittle and weak.

When a bone in the spine slips forward and out of place, it’s known as spondylolisthesis.

Lumbar and Cervical Sprain/Strain (Whiplash)

How Will I Feel After Surgery?

The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome. Most patients return to their regular activities within a few weeks.

*The Radiofrequency Ablation procedure is recognized by the American Medical Association.

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