About The Procedure
A rhizotomy works by destroying the nerve that is connected to the facet joint, stopping the signals that are causing pain. At Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine, Dr. Jerry Lewis performs rhizotomy procedures as a way to identify and treat back pains that may be caused by a condition in the facet joints. A rhizotomy is typically performed after a diagnostic test procedure such as a facet & medical branch block.
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What to Expect
A rhizotomy is an outpatient procedure and the patient is put under general anesthesia. Dr. Lewis will use the fluoroscopy to place the needle in the correct nerve. The electrode connected to the needle will then emit heat caused by radio frequency energy. The heat cauterizes the nerve root which stops pain transmission from the nerve.
Following procedure, Dr. Lewis will provide appropriate aftercare instructions. Patients may be monitored for some time but are typically able to return home on the same day or the next day. The length of time that the results remain effective will depend on the procedure that was performed as well as the patient and any underlying conditions.
A follow-up appointment with Dr. Lewis may be necessary so that he can evaluate your treatment plan as necessary.
Alleviate Your Pain Today!
A condition that affects the facet joints can debilitating pain throughout the back, neck, and shoulders. Dr. Lewis provides both diagnostic testing and treatment in order to alleviate pain and allow patients comfortable movement.
To schedule a consultation, contact our team at (214) 613-0960 today.
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Advanced Technology & Techniques
Our team is constantly finding the newest & safest ways to relieve pain. We utilize modern technology to provide our patients with excellent care.
Customized Treatment Plans
Our team utilizes a patient-first approach & will create an effective treatment plan that will work for any individual experiencing pain or discomfort.
On-Site Operating Room
Convenience is key when it comes to relieving pain. We have built our own operating room so patients can receive any service in the comfort of our office.
Experienced & Expert Team
Our team specializes in pain procedures and is able to diagnose any kind of pain. Dr. Lewis is double board-certified in anesthesiology & pain medicine.