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RF pain

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"Radiofrequency ablation or lesioning is a term used when radio waves are used to produce heat to destroy tissue, usually a nerve. It has been used for several years with great success in patients who have abnormally fast heartbeats. More recently, it is being used to destroy tumors. It is a non-surgical option to treat your spine pain.

In the case of spinal pain, radiofrequency waves are transmitted through a needle placed into the facet joint under x-ray guidance. This procedure is also known as rhizotomy."[1]


Manufactures

Valleylab
NeuroTherm
Cosman

Products

Links

RF Ablation article

References

  1. http://www.eorthopod.com/public/patient_education/6953/radiofrequency_ablation.html

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