Radio frequency ablation, or RFA, is an effective and long-lasting pain treatment method we perform at Rushmore Pain & Medicine.
When performing RFA, an electrical current produced by a radio wave heats up a small area of nerve tissue, decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA is a viable treatment for sufferers of chronic lower back and neck pain, as well as treating the pain associated with the joint degeneration caused by arthritis.
Pain relief from RFA can last from six to 12 months and in some cases, relief can last for years. More than 70 percent of patients treated with RFA experience pain relief. – WebMD