Facet Joint Radiofrequency Denervation

Facet Joint Radiofrequency Denervation is a minimally-invasive procedure that relieves chronic back or neck pain caused by facet joint problems. These joints enable spine movement, but injury or arthritis can cause severe pain and daily activity limitations. It uses heat generated by radio waves to disrupt nerve signals carrying pain sensations from facet joints. This procedure is effective, providing up to eighteen months of pain relief.

Radio-Frequency Treatment is the gold standard for Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet joint pain can be a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you have tried more conservative methods such as anti-inflammatory medication and have not found relief, it may be time to consider Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy.

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Effective Pain Relief through Disrupting Nerve Signals

Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy uses an electrical current produced by a radio wave to provide pain relief. This current is applied to small areas of nerve tissue, causing the tissue to heat up and stop it sending pain signals. The result is reduced pain and improved quality of life for many patients. According to a systematic review published in the Journal of Pain Research (2021), radio-frequency treatment has been shown to provide long-lasting pain relief for patients with chronic pain conditions.

Minimally Invasive Procedure with Quick Recovery Time

The procedure is performed in an outpatient theatre and does not require an overnight stay. Fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance is used to ensure safety and accuracy during the procedure. Patients can walk in and out of the clinic within a few hours, minimizing time away from work and home. The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience concluded that radio-frequency treatment was a safe and well-tolerated procedure with a low risk of complications (2021). Before proceeding with radio-frequency treatment a set of diagnostic facet injections are usually performed and the result assessed in clinic.

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Temporary Inflammation with Short-Term Pain Relief Medication

After the procedure, temporary inflammation may occur, and extra pain relief medication should be taken for a couple of days. This temporary discomfort is a small price to pay for the long-lasting relief that many patients experience after Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy.

Say Goodbye to Chronic Pain Today

If you are ready to say goodbye to chronic pain and start enjoying life again, Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy may be the solution you have been looking for. With its minimally invasive nature and fast recovery time, you can get back to your daily activities and start feeling better in no time.

Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy offers a safe and effective solution for those struggling with chronic pain. By disrupting pain signals, this minimally invasive procedure provides long-lasting relief for many patients. With its quick recovery time and minimal time away from work and home, Radio-Frequency Treatment Therapy is a viable option for those seeking to eliminate chronic pain and improve their quality of life.


  1. Janapala et al., Efficacy of Radiofrequency Neurotomy in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Pain Res. 2021; 14: 2859–2891.
  2. Lee et al., Latest Evidence-Based Application for Radiofrequency Neurotomy (LEARN): Best Practice Guidelines from the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) J Pain Res. 2021; 14: 2807–2831.