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Does facet joint rhizotomy work well?
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: Often
The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate.
If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occasions, whether by intra-articular injections or medial branch blocks, then it is likely you will gain significant relief from radiofrequency.

In brief: Often
The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate.
If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occasions, whether by intra-articular injections or medial branch blocks, then it is likely you will gain significant relief from radiofrequency.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
In the right hands it is very effective.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: It can
When these are indicated, they can be quite successful but may lose their effectiveness over 9 to 14 months and may need to be repeated as the nerves to the facet joint can regenerate.

In brief: It can
When these are indicated, they can be quite successful but may lose their effectiveness over 9 to 14 months and may need to be repeated as the nerves to the facet joint can regenerate.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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