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What is a Ablation?
Facet nerve ablation is a procedure used to purposefully damage nerves in your spinal column that provide sensation to spinal joints called facet joints. This intentional tissue destruction, or ablation, helps relieve facet joint-related pain by blocking the nerves’ ability to relay pain signals to your brain.
Your facet joints form connection points for the sections of your spinal bones (vertebrae) that sit behind your spinal canal. They serve essential purposes that include helping your spinal column withstand the forces of gravity and allowing you to maintain your normal range of back motion. Several nerves are associated with any given facet joint in your neck or back. Some of these nerves merely pass through the area on their way to other parts of your body. Other nerves, called medial branch nerves, supply sensation to the joints themselves. Unlike some of the other nerves in your body, the tiny medial branch nerves have limited processing abilities, and can only send pain signals to your brain when activated. Conditions that can damage the health of your facet joints and trigger pain signaling in your medial branch nerves include trauma-related injuries and arthritis.
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Truly Minimally Invasive
Incisions made are 5 millimeters or less in length, allowing for minimal scar tissue and less infection risk