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Is the lumbar facet rhizotomy a risky thing to do?
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: FACET RHIZOTOMY
A lumbar facet rhizotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can, when successful, relieve back or neck pain caused by facet joints.
Risky? All surgical procedures are risky, especially when done along the spinal nerves. Ask your doctor about the risks you are worried about. Best luck.

In brief: FACET RHIZOTOMY
A lumbar facet rhizotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that can, when successful, relieve back or neck pain caused by facet joints.
Risky? All surgical procedures are risky, especially when done along the spinal nerves. Ask your doctor about the risks you are worried about. Best luck.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: No done by trained
Not if done by a physician who specializes in spinal interventions.
It is not risk free but the risks are small when done in the proper setting by the right individual.

In brief: No done by trained
Not if done by a physician who specializes in spinal interventions.
It is not risk free but the risks are small when done in the proper setting by the right individual.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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