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Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Thoracic Facets

During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your upper back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy. It is performed under x-ray guidance in our Citrus Park Surgery Center with sedation. Relief usually begins in 3-5 days and continues to improve.

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