What is Radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy?

Category: Procedures


Radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy or neurotomy is designed to decrease pain symptoms from degenerative facet joints of the spine. The procedure destroys nerves of the facet joints with highly localized heat using radiofrequency. The communication link that signals pain from the spine is broken.

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Moderate 2
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy

Side effect Patients
Burning pain 1
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Usually 0
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Never taken as prescribed 2
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Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
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