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Radio Frequency

Offering effective relief for many types of low back pain, this procedure uses radio frequency current to interrupt pain signals by heating nerve tissue in the affected area. Radio frequency treatment is usually done on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

During the procedure, the doctor inserts a small needle into the painful area and inserts a microelectrode. The doctor uses the microelectrode to stimulate various areas and help identify the best treatment point. After locating the site which will produce the most pain relief, the doctor heats the nerve tissue at the target point with a small radio frequency current.

Patients can return to normal activity almost immediately; and most people report long-lasting results, with pain signals blocked for a prolonged period of time.



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