Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is an injection procedure used to reduce chronic nerve pain, specifically facet joint pain or sacroiliac joint pain caused by arthritis or other degenerative changes, or from an injury. This minimally invasive procedure is performed with a local anesthetic and mild sedation. During this procedure the nerve is heated, nerve impulses are diminished and the pain is reduced or alleviated. The treatment varies among individuals, however, it can last up to two years.