Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Rhizotomy

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
To: Cut the nerve: Rhizotomy literally means [nerve] 'root' (rhiz) 'cut' (otomy). The goal of a facet rhizotomy, either neck (cervical) rhizotomy or back (lumbar) is to ... Read More
6
6 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience in Pain Management
Lots of variables: It depends on if this procedure is being done in an office setting, an asc, or a hospital. Will you be receiving anesthesia, or conscious sedation? ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Painfful Spine: Radiofrequency (rf) rhizotomy or neurotomy is a therapeutic procedure designed to decrease and/or eliminate pain symptoms arising from degenerative fa ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Try: Try spineuniverse.Com.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Facet injections!: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience in Pain Management
Often: The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate. If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occa ... Read More
1
1 comment
5
5 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Yes it could: If done for the right reasons it works very well.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Diagnostic : This procedure is indicated when the source of back/neck pain is unclear. Anesthesia of facet joint nerve supply (two nerves per joint) is performed a ... Read More
13
13 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Surgery on nerves: Dorsal rhizotomy is a procedure in which the posterior nerve bundles leaving the spinal cord are cleaved, cauterized, or ablated with radiofrequency t ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience in Pain Management
Often: The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate. If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occa ... Read More
1
1 comment
3
3 thanks
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be perfo ... Read More
7
7 thanks
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Spine injections.: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/injections/cervical-thoracic-and-lumbar-facet-joint-injections as with many spinal injections, facet joint in ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends: Where they inject and how much relief you get depends on what is causing the pain. Discuss this with your pain mgmt doctor.
3
3 thanks
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
At least 800$: This depends greatly on the location where the procedure is done. A pain specialist with the ability to do it in his office with minimal sedation will ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Corrective: Spinal fusion removes degenerative discs/vertebra and "fuses" the appropriate remaining spinal segments to restore function and overall health.
2
2 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia treatment: Radiofrequency (rf) ablation is a means to permanently eliminate the cause of some arrhythmias. Rf refers to rapidly alternating electrical current th ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Why?: Although i used to give them, studies by deyo, et al, and others more recently, have shown little benefit over a systemic steroid injection. The inje ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ..
Dr. .. answered
22 years experience in Critical Care
It's OK: I've done a few. It works ok. The fusion still has to be backed up with posterior instrumentation. One major risk is a bowel injury. I never want to ... Read More
8
8 thanks
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
A few variations: Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine. They ca ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
If the selection: for such surgery is done properly it's advantage is that it can be done using MINIMALLY INVASIVE approaches (eg small incision "band-aid surgery") H ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Complex: It is a little complex to fully discuss in such a forum; but a for amounting would be appropriate if you are just having symptoms of foraminal stenosi ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Most of these due to a disc problem get bettwr without surgery and the ones tgat need surgery, 90% get better as well.
7
7 thanks
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: This surgery, like any surgery, has indications that must be evaluated in terms of each patient with respect to benefits v risks involved. This is ba ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month