What is Rhizotomy?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Lumbar facet joint rhizotomy Percutaneous ballon compression rhizotomy

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A rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that selectively severes problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord, most often to relieve the symptoms of neuromuscular conditions such as spastic diplegia and other forms of spastic cerebral palsy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 7 5
Pain 6 6
Degenerative disc disease 2 1
Facet joint osteoarthritis 2 2
Neck pain 2 3

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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
3
Mild
1
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rhizotomy

Side effect Patients
Chronic neuralgia 1
Heavy sensation in head 1
Neck pain 1
Numbness in face 1
Pain 1
Pain in brain stem area 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Rhizotomy

Dosage Patients
120 min yearly 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Rhizotomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped having Rhizotomy

Duration

Currently having Rhizotomy

Duration Patients
10 years or more 3

Stopped having Rhizotomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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