Radiofrequency Neurotomy/Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment option for pain coming from the facet joints which can contribute to chronic pain in the neck or mid and lower back, or from the sacroiliac joints which can cause chronic low back pain. RFA is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure which uses heat to reduce or stop the transmission of pain. Performed as an outpatient procedure, RFA waves ablate, or “burn” the nerve that is causing the pain, which then stops the pain signals from traveling to the brain. People experiencing severe joint pain (shoulder, hip, knee), or abdominal/pelvic pain from ovarian or pancreatic cancer may also be candidates for RFA.