Radiofrequency ablation can be an exceptional treatment solution for patients diagnosed with facet joint pain. Chronic and recurring pain in the neck or mid and lower back can be relieved and disabled through radiofrequency energy.
The patient receives a local anestetic , fluoroscopy (live X-ray) guides the needle into the exact facet joint causing pain, ensuring precision and accuracy. Pulses of heat are generated by the radio waves to shut down the affected nerve eliminating your pain. There is no incision, cutting or hardware and results can be very long lasting.