Radiofrequency Ablation or Facet Nerves (Rhizotomy)

Rhizotomy Procedure – Ramos Center

Common questions asked by patients: What is ablation rhizotomy? How is a rhizotomy performed? How long does a rhizotomy last?

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Rhizotomy Procedure Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte, FL
Rhizotomy Procedure Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte, FL

What is Rhizotomy?

Rhizotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove sensation from a painful nerve by killing nerve fibers responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. The nerve fibers can be destroyed by severing them with a surgical instrument or burning them with a chemical or electrical current. In most cases, rhizotomy provides immediate pain relief that can last up to several years until the nerve recovers and is able to transmit pain again.

Rhizotomy can also be called ablation or neurotomy — all these terms describe removal or deadening of tissue.

Am I a candidate for Rhizotomy?

Your provider may recommend this procedure if you suffer from back and neck pain from arthritisherniated discsspinal stenosis and other degenerative spine conditions. The procedure for these issues is called facet rhizotomy, as it involves the nerves traveling through the facet joints of the spine.

Radiofrequency ablation is a treatment option for patients who have experienced successful pain relief after a diagnostic nerve/pain receptor block injection.

Radiofrequency ablation is done using fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance and should NOT be performed on people who have an infection, are pregnant, or have bleeding problems.



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