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31 Mar 2006

lumbar rhizotomy
i am 28 years old and slender, but am going in for a lumbar rhizotomy does this sound normal?
is this a painfull procedure?
and are the results permanant
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Healthy Bones
Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Deane
Rhizotomy is usually done in patients with chronic pain and where the surgeon is absolutely sure that the pain results from changes at the facet joints. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor and make absolutely sure that rhizotomy is the only option for you.
The effects of rhizotomy tends to diminish with time. The pain is the same as with any other surgical procedure- it can last for a few days.
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