Has anyone had a rhyzotomy recently? I had several in 2001 when they actually burned the nerve endings. They were not successful. I understand that now it is done by "stunning" the nerves. It was a very painful procedure then and I am wondering if the new procedure is less painful. If anyone has had it please let me know what it is like!! Thank you.
14 surgeries including laminectomy (L4/L5), 360 fusion L4/L5, fusion L1-L5, many cortisone injections and 2 (failed) rhyzotomys.
L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.