Zap Away Back Pain

Some people with back pain from osteoarthritis get relief from a procedure that disrupts the pain signal.

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Back pain is very common, and the RFA procedure is not for everyone. Candidates for RFA are people with low back pain from osteoarthritis in facet joints who are not adequately helped with other methods, says pain specialist Russell DeMicco, DO, in the Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health. Facet joints are pairs of small joints behind each vertebra. They join each vertebral body to the one above and below and are synovial joints, like the ones in your hands.
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