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Radiofrequency Lesioning for facet joint pain syndrome

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Facet joint syndrome is a condition of the spine caused by degenerative changes in the vertebral joints, causing significant back and neck pain. Radiofrequency Lesioning is a procedure in which electrical impulses are used to interrupt nerve conduction, used for pain relief in patients with facet joint syndrome. Under local anaesthesia, a special radiofrequency needle and microelectrode are used to generate a small radiofrequency current to stimulate the tissue at the site of pain, generate heat and block the pain pathways.