Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
What is it and how does it work?
How do I know if this treatment is right for me?
Before an RFA can be performed, a patient must first go through two Medial Branch Block (MBB) trials to ascertain that the right nerve is being targeted. Once two successful MBBs have been performed and cause the patient to feel reduced pain, an RFA can then be scheduled.
RFA is typically used to treat Axial Low Back Pain. This is facet-mediated pain secondary to Osteoarthritis of the spine. RFA can be performed in the Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar areas. It can help treat various conditions like: