Radiofrequency (RF) Facet Denervation


At Urban Spine and Joint, we pride ourselves on offering innovative and effective pain management solutions. One such advanced treatment is Radiofrequency (RF) Facet Denervation, a minimally invasive procedure designed to alleviate chronic back and neck pain. This state-of-the-art technique uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt nerve function, effectively reducing pain signals sent to the brain.

The procedure begins with a detailed assessment of your condition by our team of specialists. Once the problematic facet joints are identified, you will be prepared for the procedure. During the RF Facet Denervation, a small needle is carefully guided to the target nerves using fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance. This ensures precision and safety. Once the needle is in place, an electrode is introduced through it to deliver radiofrequency energy. This energy heats and deactivates the nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals.

Safety and comfort are paramount at Urban Spine and Joint. The entire process is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you remain comfortable throughout. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and patients can often return home on the same day. Post-procedure, our dedicated team will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support.


Radiofrequency Facet Denervation is particularly beneficial for patients who have not found relief from traditional pain management methods. It is ideal for those suffering from chronic back or neck pain due to degenerative conditions, such as arthritis, or from injuries. This procedure is often recommended when diagnostic nerve block injections have successfully identified the facet joints as the pain source.

Patients with chronic pain resulting from facet joint syndrome – a condition where the facet joints become swollen and painful due to arthritis or injury – are prime candidates for this procedure. Additionally, individuals who experience recurrent pain even after undergoing surgeries or other treatments may find RF Facet Denervation especially beneficial.

It’s important to note that this procedure is not suitable for everyone. Patients with certain medical conditions, such as active infections or bleeding disorders, may not be candidates for RF Facet Denervation. Our team at Urban Spine and Joint conducts a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and current health status, to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.

At Urban Spine and Joint, we are committed to providing personalized care that addresses the unique needs of each patient. Our goal is to help you achieve lasting pain relief and an improved quality of life through safe, effective, and innovative treatments like RF Facet Denervation. Our expert team is here to guide you through every step of the process, from initial consultation to post-treatment care.