Minimally Invasive Facet Rhizotomy Overview
A facet rhizotomy is an endoscopic, minimally invasive procedure that can provide pain relief by inhibiting painful nerve transmissions from the facet joint area to the pain receptors in the brain. A facet rhizotomy can be performed to help chronic painful neck and back conditions that cannot be well controlled with conservative measures.
An Endoscopic facet rhizotomy is accomplished by the physician with the assistance of a high tech medical endoscope. An endoscopic facet rhizotomy is usually an outpatient procedure and the patient is only in the procedure for a very limited amount of time.
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Advantages of Minimally Invasive
- Minimally Invasive
- Short recovery
- Less postoperative pain
- High Success rate
- Preservation of spinal mobility
- Local Anesthesia
- Minimal blood loss
- Same-day surgery with no hospitalization (outpatient procedure)
- Small incision and minimal scar tissue formation
Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Facet Rhizotomy
A facet rhizotomy a minimally invasive spine procedure used to deaden pain causing nerves in conditions such chronic neck or lower back pain and facet joint syndrome.
- Facet Joint Syndrome
Facet joint syndrome can develop when spinal discs become weak or degenerated and place more stress on the facet joints, the joints between two vertebrae that allow them to work in unison to provide motion.