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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Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL
Rhizotomy Procedure Near Me in 
Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL and St. Petersburg, FL

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What is Rhizotomy?
Am I a candidate for Rhizotomy?

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.

Conditions

Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Thoracic Spine Pain
Buttock Pain
Pain After Car Accident
Pain After Work Injury

Diagnosis

Facet Osteoarthritis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Persistent Post Spine Surgery Pain

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