What Should You Do if Radiofrequency Ablation Fails

RGS Healthcare explains in a recent post that radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for several health conditions. It involves using heat or extreme cold to destroy abnormal tissue. However, in some cases, the procedure may not work as expected, and the patient may need additional treatments.

If radiofrequency ablation fails, your doctor may suggest trying a different type of ablation therapy that is more effective for your condition. If RFA doesn’t work for your situation, other treatment options may be available. They include the following: 

Additional Medications

Your doctor may prescribe additional medications to help control your symptoms. These medications can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and reduce inflammation. Depending on the underlying cause of your condition, you may benefit from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other medications prescribed by your doctor.


Depending on the condition you’re treating, your doctor might recommend a surgical procedure. And this could include arthroscopic surgery or total joint replacement. 

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore function for some conditions. It can also help strengthen muscles and improve the range of motion. 

Alternative Treatments

Several alternative treatments may be beneficial for some health conditions. These include acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, yoga, and tai chi. Each of these treatments has unique benefits, and you should discuss them with your doctor before starting. 

Your doctor will explain these options based on your condition and needs to determine which treatment option is best for you. No matter what type of procedure you choose, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks or side effects before the treatment procedure takes place. You can improve your quality of life with the proper treatment and enjoy a long, happy life.