Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation
RF ablation has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat some forms of pain. It is generally well-tolerated, with very few associated complications. There is a slight risk of infection and bleeding at the insertion site. Your doctor can advise you about your particular risk.
The main side effect of RF ablation is some discomfort, including swelling and bruising at the site of the treatment, but this generally goes away after a few days. Additional side effects include increased skin sensitivity, a temporary increase in pain from inflammation of the surgical site, headaches, and unintentional damage of nearby blood vessels, nerves, and tissues to the targeted site.
As with any medical procedure, RF ablation is not appropriate for everyone. For example, radiofrequency ablation is not recommended for people who have active infections or bleeding problems. Your doctor can tell you if you should not have RF ablation