Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a very exciting procedure in pain medicine that uses a specialized device to disrupt nerve conduction. This pain relief technique is done for those with back pain, neck pain, muscle pain and multiple other pain syndromes. A probe is inserted through a needle and controlled delivery of heat is placed along a painful nerve. RFA causes nerve destruction through heat. Pulsed-RFA does not cause nerve destruction, but instead is used to stun painful nerves.
Radio frequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. RFA can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis.