Rhizotomy in San Antonio, TX

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About A Rhizotomy

With the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy, a rhizotomy is an innovative procedure that severs nerves in the facet joint that exist within the spine. The facet joints work to provide the stable mobility of the spine and exist within the four main sections of the spine: cervical, sacral, lumbar, and thoracic. During a rhizotomy, the radiofrequency energy is transmitted to the facet joints to cauterize the nerve without causing any harm to the nearby tissues. Our team of pain management experts at Tricity Pain Associates offers rhizotomy procedures in order to diminish pain signals. If you are experiencing chronic or acute back pain, we invite you to contact our innovative San Antonio, TX facility to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled physicians. With an extremely high success rate, rhizotomy procedures have provided patients the ability to experience 80% of pain relief.

Rhizotomy Treatment

As an outpatient procedure, a rhizotomy is performed within our state-of-the-art facility, taking about 30 – 90 minutes to complete. During the procedure, you will lie face down as a local anesthetic is applied to the treatment area. IV sedation may also be administered to help keep you comfortable. Utilizing a live x-ray, the needle is carefully placed into the area and the RF electrode is inserted through the needle to administer RF waves to the facet joints. The heat from the RF technology severs the nerve, causing no harm to the surrounding tissues. This prevents the sensory nerves from administering signals of pain.

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