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dystonia fused spinal facets... any remedy?

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Dr. David Lundin
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Therapy: The best treatment for such pain is physical therapy and excercie to strengthen the core. Facet injections or ryzotomy can be used for pain control as well although these treatments are generally temporary.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Facet Treatments: Could consider facet injections for relief. If those provide relief but short-lived would recommend medial branch block radiofrequency ablation for more longer lasting relief.
Answered on Mar 10, 2014
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan commented
17 years experience Pain Management
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Agree Botox might be helpful, however denervating the joint also denervates the spinal muscles in the area and can help with dystonia that way. Agree that Dystonia will be ongoing battle nonetheless.
Mar 10, 2014
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dystonia is difficult to treat. Depends on what body part is involved, however, resting splints for extremities and physical therapy with biofeedback and occasionally Botox can help depending on your symptoms.
Mar 10, 2014

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