What is Occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiofrequency ablation

Radio frequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure where part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using high frequency alternating current to treat a medical disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 2 1
Atypical facial pain 1 1
Cluster headaches 1 0
Headaches 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 1
Pain in lower back 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation

Side effect Patients
Migraine 1
Stiffness 1
Strabismus 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Occipital nerve radiofrequency ablation.