Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Achieve immediate pain relief with a minimally invasive Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) procedure.

WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)?

This minimally invasive pain treatment uses electrical currents produced by radio waves to heat small areas of the affected nerve tissue, decreasing pain in that specific area. When the radiofrequency waves ablate or “burn” the nerve it essentially eliminates the transmission of pain signals from that nerve to the brain. Used to help patients with chronic low back and neck pain often caused by the degeneration of joints from arthritis. Benefits of radiofrequency ablation include avoiding surgery, immediate pain relief, and little to no recovery time so patients can get back to life sooner.

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA):

  • Non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure
  • Procedure takes less than two hours and patients go home the same day
  • In some patients, RFA can provide relief for up to a year or more
  • Patients typically experience immediate pain relief

COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA):

  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sacroilitis
  • Chronic Back and Neck Pain

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.

Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury

Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.

Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries

Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.

Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury

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