What is Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Facet pain?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Rhyzolysis to cervical region Rhyzolysis to lumbar region

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy is a minimally-invasive procedure which blocks the pain associated with facet joint disease by disrupting the medial branch nerve (facet nerve) that carries the pain signals.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Back pain 6 3
Improve mobility 3 1
Arthritis pain in spine 2 6
Doctor recommendation 2 1
Arthritis pain 1 1
Degenerative disc disease 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Facet pain

Side effect Patients
Temporary increased pain 2
Increased pain 1
Sciatic neuralgia 1
Temporary increase in pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Facet pain.