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How long does pain relief from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) last?

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The degree of pain relief varies, depending on the cause and location of the pain. Pain relief from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can last from six to 12 months and in some cases, relief can last for years. More than 70% of patients treated with RFA experience pain relief.

From: Radiofrequency Ablation for Arthritis Pain WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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