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Patient Education -- RFAs

Patient Educational Guide for Radiofrequency Ablations (RFAs)

RFA is a non surgical procedure used to treat spinal pain due to arthritis.


 RFA disrupts pain signals by burning the small sensory nerves connecting your brain to damaged joints. RFA can be performed on the neck and back.

If you would like to learn more about RFAs, please click here for our patient educational guide.

Or click here to watch a video overview. 

pdf video 

Rate your pain with our Pain Scale!

You have likely been asked to rate your pain on a scale from “1-10”. But what do the numbers mean? Click below to view the pain scale displayed in every exam room at Boston PainCare.  This pain scale is designed to allow us to understand how much your pain is affecting your ability to manage your daily activities and function.

The Pain Scale

Pain Buddy 

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