Center for Spine and Orthopedics is committed to treating our patients with the best possible care that each individual patient requires. While sometimes surgery is the best option for ultimate pain relief, we also offer non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments that can help with different areas of pain. Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure offered at CSO that can provide lasting relief to those suffering from facet joint pain, a well-recognized source of persistent back pain. It is usually performed with a local anesthetic and mild sedation.
As with many spinal injections, radio frequency ablation is best performed under fluoroscopy (live x-ray), which our physiatrist uses to guide him in properly targeting and placing the needle. During the procedure, our physiatrist numbs the targeted nerves to minimize pain uses radiofrequency waves to heat the tip of the needle, which he then uses to create a lesion that disrupts the nerve’s ability to send pain signals.
If you would like to know more about Radiofrequency Ablation or are interested to learn if this non-operative treatment could help your pain, contact us at 303.287.2800 to schedule your appointment with our experts!