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How is rhizotomy used to treat back pain?

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In cases of persistent pain from extreme nerve damage, rhizotomy - surgically severing a nerve - may be necessary to stop transmission of pain to the brain. Rhizotomy can correct the symptoms caused by friction between the surfaces in a spinal joint, but it doesn't address other problems, such as herniated discs.

From: Back Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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