Rhizotomy

Specialty of Orthopaedic surgery

Rhizotomy is a non-invasive surgical technique to address back pain through several punctures in the area of the spine to be treated without hospitalisation. Rhizotomy involves destruction of nerve endings that transmit pain originating in the joints that connect two vertebrae by radiofrequency pulses. Rhizotomy is performed in the operating room with the patient lying face down (in the case of rhizolysis lumbar and dorsal rhizotomy) or lying face up (in case of neck pain). This treatment is indicated in cases of pain caused by movement in which the nerves exiting the spine to the limbs are not affected.

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