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

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
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