Rhizotomy Maryland

Rhizotomy is an effect treatment for chronic back pain from degenerative disc disease, where in pain causing nerve roots are destroyed using radiofrequency waves. This procedure is also used to treat neurological conditions such as cerebral palsey and is sometimes referred to as facet rhizotomy when used to treat back pain.

Facet rhizotomy is an outpatient procedure, performed using a simple probe heated with radio waves to effectively sever the nerve root found between the facet joint and vertebral body. A rhizotomy provides several months of relief from back pain before the nerve regenerates, at which time, the procedure may be repeated.