A rhizotomy is a safe, effective treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to burn nerve endings in the facet joints of the spine. By cauterizing the nerve roots, it aids in alleviating persistent neck and back pain. This procedure is typically recommended to men and women who have suffered from a fractured facet joint or other damage to their spine that is causing chronic pain. Our seasoned specialists at Tricity Pain Associates have been providing the New Braunfels and Seguin, TX communities with personalized pain management care for years. We understand that the discomfort you are experiencing is real, which is why we are dedicated to identifying the underlying cause of your pain to provide the most appropriate treatment possible.
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"I cannot begin to explain how much Dr. V as helped me over the last year. I came to him at the recommendation of my rheumatologist due to an undiagnosed pain in my lower back. The pain was so intense I was unable to find any comfortable position much less sleep. From my first visit, I realized Dr. V was different. He spent time with me, listened to me, and was genuinely concerned about the ulceration (later diagnosed as lupus panniculitis) on my lower back and the immense pain it was causing. He was able to provide me with immediate relief. After my surgery, his office worked to get me in as soon as possible to adjust my medication. When Dr. V saw me hunched over, barely able to move, and walking with a walker, he told me he would take care of me, and he did. He adjusted my medication, and I was able to return to work when the surgeon released me. Besides his medical knowledge, Dr. V always made me feel that he cared about me as a person not just a patient. I would recommend Dr. V to anyone who is living with pain and wants their life back."- M.H. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
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A rhizotomy is an invasive, outpatient procedure that takes about 30 – 90 minutes to complete. At the start of your appointment, we will apply a local anesthetic to the target area and administer a sedative to keep you calm and comfortable. From there, our surgical team will use a fluoroscopy (live x-ray) to guide the placement of a long, hollow needle. An RF device is then piped through the tube-like structure to burn the nerve endings in the spine. This technique prevents the sensory nerves from transmitted pain signals. After undergoing a rhizotomy, most patients have reported a noticeable improvement in their symptoms.
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