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Radio Frequency Ablation

This medical procedure is often referred to as a minimally invasive procedure; the physician utilizes heat emanating from radio waves to provide pain relief from painful facet joints in the lumbar area or the lower back.

What is a Radio Frequency Ablation?

This injection procedure utilizes a steroid-anesthetic medication that helps reduce the swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerve roots. The goal of this procedure is to alleviate the pain experienced by the patient in the lower back and pain radiating from the lumbar area going to the legs. The procedure only takes a number of minutes to finish.

How is a Radio Frequency Ablation administered?

During an RFA procedure, a special device called a radiofrequency electrode or probe is inserted into the body near the target area. This probe generates an alternating current of radiofrequency energy, which creates heat. The heat generated by the probe is precisely directed to the specific tissue that needs to be treated.

Benefits of Radio Frequency Ablation

  • Minimally Invasive: RFA is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it typically requires only small incisions or needle punctures. This can lead to shorter recovery times compared to traditional surgery.
  • Targeted Treatment: RFA allows for very precise targeting of specific tissues, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Outpatient Procedure: Many RFA procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, reducing the need for hospitalization.
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Why choose AZ Pain and Spine Institute for your treatment?

We are a team of pain management doctors and specialists. Our physicians have double board certification in their chosen fields and have undergone additional fellowships in pain management. Our professionals have also received advanced medical training in minimally invasive spinal procedures and pain management, including Radio Frequency Ablation.