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What is involved in clipping spinal nerves for relief of pain from stenosis?

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Dr. Andrew Dutka
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In brief: Nerve heating

Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray.
The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit.

In brief: Nerve heating

Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray.
The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit.
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