An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of the nerve tissue, this helps decrease the pain signals from the spine and neck area. Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that gives long lasting relief for facet joint pain. It involves applying heat to certain nerve pathways to shut down pain signals. It is performed in an outpatient manner, without need for hospitalization. This treatment is offered to patients with neck and back pain or patients with arthritis or injury. Radiofrequency ablation disrupts nerve condition and interrupts pain signals.