Radio Frequency Neuroablation (RFA) or Rhizotomy

Radio frequency ablation (RFA) is performed to reduce pain of the spine by lesioning, or heating, a small portion of nerve to disrupt pain signals in a specific area. RFA is most commonly performed in the back and neck. RFA is completed by a physician using x-ray guidance in a procedure suite. This procedure typically takes 30-40 minutes to complete. Conscious sedation may be provided upon prior approved request. Relief of the involved area may take seven to eight weeks for maximum relief to occur. RFA provides long lasting relief, lasting several months to a year.

Here are download The RFA – Radio Frequency Neuroablation Instructions.

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