Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

  • Jay M. Shah
  • Jonathan Hagedorn
  • Ajax Yang
  • Sameer Jain


Neck pain is the third most common chronic pain condition in the United States, which in conjunction with low back pain, leads to annual healthcare expenditures approaching $90 billion. It is also the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. It’s annual prevalence rate ranges between 15% and 50%, and lifetime prevalence rate is as common as 67%. Cervical facetogenic pain is estimated to be responsible for 36% to 60% of neck pain cases. It is more common in the lower cervical levels.


Cervical facet Cervical medial branch Radiofrequency ablation Radiofrequency neurotomy Neck pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay M. Shah
    • 1
  • Jonathan Hagedorn
    • 2
  • Ajax Yang
    • 3
  • Sameer Jain
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pain MedicineWeill-Cornell Tri-Institutional Pain ProgramNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pain MedicineMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pain MedicinePain Treatment Centers of AmericaLittle RockUSA

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