How Effective Is Nerve Ablation for Pain Associated With Sciatica?

Research results show that 60 percent of patients with referred pain, often called sciatica, receive an 80 percent pain reduction after one year using radiofrequency nerve ablation, says HealthCentral. Referred pain and neurogenic pain, rather than sciatica, are the terms preferred by the medical community to describe pain that radiates from the lower back into the legs.