Rhizotomy: Episode 116

Share this

Rhizotomy

  • Rhizotomy is a procedure that has been used for years to treat spasticity, especially in children. In recent years it has been used to help with the treatment of chronic pain resulting from the facet joint.

  • Chip Review @ (09:14): Red Rock Deli – Sweet Chili & Sour Cream (Michael Westover)

  • Trivia question of the week @ (07:23): The New Yardbirds are better known as?

  • Follow us on Instagram: 2pts_n_a_bagofchips and/or Twitter @2PTsNaBagOChips to see photos, video and get additional episode specific information throughout the week.

  • Thanks for listening!!

 

To Subscribe, Review and Download select your preferred hyperlink below 

Apple Podcasts:

Google Play:

Youtube: 

Stitcher: 

Podbean: 

Spotify:

 

Brief overview of the episode:

            Rhizotomy is a procedure that has been around for a long time. Historically it was used to treat spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Rhizotomy has been used to treat multiple sclerosis. In the outpatient orthopedic realm rhizotomy is a treatment option when facet joint pain is present.

            Facet joints are small joints in the spine. Coming out behind the facet joints are the dorsal root of the nerve at that level. The dorsal root is responsible or carrying sensation to the brain. An ablation is performed (burning) of the dorsal root that prevents pain signals from being transmitted to the brain. If pain signals don’t make it to the brain then you won’t perceive discomfort and should allow for typical daily and work activity.

   

Other episodes you might enjoy:  

Lateral Shift: Episode 106
Spine Fusion: Episode 83
Laminectomy/Laminotomy: Episode 82
Discectomy: Episode 81
 

Related News

Snapping Hip Syndrome: Episode 105
July 20, 2020

Snapping Hip Syndrome In this episode: Season 3 kicks off with Snapping Hip Syndrome. Which is typically a pain free snap felt and heard around either hip, it can...

Patellar Tendonitis: Episode 61
September 15, 2019

Patellar Tendonitis: Episode 61 In this episode: We discuss patellar tendonitis (inflammatory) and tendonosis (chronic). Signs, symptoms and some treatment options available. Chip Review: Kettle Brand – Wood Smoked...

Sports Hernia aka Athletic Pubalgia: Episode 66
October 21, 2019

Sports Hernia aka Athletic Pubalgia: Episode 66 In this episode: Pain in your groin or lower abdomen that gets better with rest but keeps coming back? This is most...

Others about Rebound

Menu Title