Radiofrequency is energy (not very different from Microwave) that can travel through cables. It is used extensively in medicine to cauterize small amounts of tissue (less than the size of a peanut). Rendering Facet Joints of the spine numb and painless has helped many patients to lessen their pain, so they can resume an active lifestyle. Patients are considered candidates for Radiofrequency Neurotomy (RFN), also known as rhizotomy, after having good response to diagnostic local anesthetic tests, also known as medial branch blocks.
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