Radiofrequency ablation is considered a legitimate medical treatment for back pain, according to WebMD. In the procedure, radio waves produce an electrical current that, when applied to nerve tissue, decreases pain. More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure that creates heat by using an electrical current produced by a radio wave. This procedure is used to heat nerve tissue for the purpose of relieving pain. Radiofrequency ablation can... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A radiofrequency nerve ablation is a medical procedure that doctors use to ease nerve pain, notes WebMD. The method involves the use of electrical current to heat up the area where there is the pain. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Possible side effects of radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins in the leg include skin burns, nerve damage and blood clotting in the vein, according to WebMD. Nerve damage may cause feelings of burning, pain or prick... More »

As of 2015, the radiofrequency ablation procedure for the spine uses electromagnetic waves to produce heat that destroys nerve tissue, which stops pain, according to Cedars-Sinai. Patients experience significant, extende... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Nerve ablation for back pain is a procedure in which a radio wave produces an electric current that heats up a small area of nerves to decrease the amount of pain signals, according to WebMD. It is used on patients with ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Patients who suffer neck or back pain due to arthritis, an injury or other facet joint problems are ideal candidates for radiofrequency ablation, according to OhioHealth MedCentral Hospitals. Patients with reflex sympath... More » Health Conditions & Diseases