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.
"I drive extra miles to be seen at the New Braunfels office. The staff here is very friendly and accommodating. There is a large waiting room with plenty of space between chairs. Medically speaking, the staff is very professional. PA Watson will do anything he can to get your pain under control. Every month he checks in with how you are doing and is willing to discuss treatment options with you. Love this place!"- M.A. / Google / Jun 18, 2022
"The staff and the doctor weis time I tried it without re friendly and professional. I was having a procedure that I chose to under go using anesthesia. I laid down, they inserted an IV, gave me a relaxer, and then I woke up in a wheel chair. Could not have gone any better. Th"- J.H. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
"the doctor and nurses listlen to your needs"- D.L. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
"TRICITY Pain Associates staff is amazing and not to mention Dr. K. Monis, he is an excellent Dr. I visit with him, he saw my problems and right away had the solutions. I've had this horrible pain for o er 4 years and no one could figure it out. He nailed it and I know everyone is different. But he fixed me and I'm for ever grateful to him. Thank you Dr Monis!"- P.M. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
"Very friendly staff. Only complaint is the girl who took me to the back and put me in the room, must have called me sister 20 times. That’s worse than calling someone honey, sweetie, baby or the other names we are taught in nursing not to use. She was nice but calling someone sister that many times was ridiculous"- B.T. / Google / Jun 17, 2022
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.
Contact Tricity Pain Associates in San Antonio, TX to learn more about a rhizotomy and to schedule a consultation.