Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

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For cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint pain

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment that involves using specialized needles that use radiofrequency energy to create heat. This heat can deactivate the nerves that cause pain in the spine due to arthritis of the joints of the spine. Spondylosis and facet arthritis are conditions that can cause pain, but radiofrequency ablation can often help patients avoid more invasive treatments for arthritis such as surgery.

Shoulder RFA

Radiofrequency ablation of the shoulder (suprascapular radiofrequency ablation) is a non-surgical treatment for the management of shoulder pain. Dr. Bonte guides a needle under x-ray and ultrasound guidance to target the nerves that feel pain in the shoulder. Radiofrequency energy is then used to heat and deactivate these nerves, with pain relief lasting 6 to 12 months, and sometimes longer. This procedure can often be performed even if you have already had shoulder injections or shoulder surgery, but still have shoulder pain,

Knee RFA

Radiofrequency ablation of the knee (genicular radiofrequency ablation) is a non-surgical treatment for managing knee pain. Dr. Bonte guides needles under x-ray guidance, to target the nerves that feel pain in the knee. Radiofrequency energy is then used to heat and deactivate these nerves, with pain relief lasting 6 to 12 months, and sometimes longer. This procedure can often be performed even if you have already had knee injections or knee surgery, but still have knee pain.

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