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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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