Pressure and other factors can put stress on the nerves in your spine causing you a great deal of pain. Your health care team will work with you to develop a treatment approach that best fits your individual case with the goal of reducing or eliminating your back pain. One option may be radiofrequency lesioning. This is a treatment that blocks the nerves that are causing you pain for long periods of time.
During this procedure, your doctor will use an X-ray that provides live imaging to identify the nerves that need attention. The needle is capable of emitting microwaves that destroy nerve tissue to relieve your pain. The reduction in pain can last up to nine months.