Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Treatment for Low Back Pain

Arthritis injection therapies provide a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgery. The radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedure is designed to treat lower back pain originating from either facet joint or sacroiliac joint problems. With a proper and prompt diagnosis, the treatment of the affected area will typically allow most patients to resume normal activities and return to work in a relatively short period of time.

This treatment is most commonly offered to patients with neck or back pain from facet joint problems like arthritis or injury. Radiofrequency ablation is used to interrupt nerves that go directly to the individual facet joints. The procedure uses radio waves or electric current to generate sufficient heat to interrupt nerve conduction on a semi-permanent basis usually blocking for 6-9 months. The treatment’s blocking benefits may last from 3 to 18 months or more, to relieve low back pain. Make an appointment for a consultation today to find out if RFA may be an effective option for you.