Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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The RFA is radio frequency ablation which is the long way of saying rhizotomies. I would recommend this treatment next as long as you had an adequate trial (facet blocks or medial branch blocks that gave you great temporary relief).

Finally, if nothing else is effective, a fusion could be in your future. There are certain appearances on the X-ray and MRI that can indicate a better success rate but your history does indicate you could be a candidate for fusion surgery.

Dr. Corenman