Radiofrequency ablation is a radiologic procedure that reduces pain. It uses an electric current from radio waves to release heat onto a specific area of nerve tissue. The heated nerve gets ablated, stopping it from sending pain signals to the brain.
Patients who suffer from long-term pain in the neck and lower back can find relief through radiofrequency ablation. It is also an amazing treatment option for debilitating joint pain caused by joint degeneration and arthritis.
Radiofrequency ablation has good results and is proven effective in relieving pain of over 70% of patients. Since the cause, location, and severity of pain vary from person to person, the effect of the therapy also differs. However, the relief from pain can last from six months to one year. In some cases, pain relief can even last several years.
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