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Old 02-11-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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Laser procedure to burn the nerves

A friend had a LASER procedure to burn the nerves throughout the spine.
Can somebody provide me with the name, more info, and some resources about this procedure.

Does it merely mask the problem by deadening the nerve and thus make your spine more dangerous?

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Old 02-12-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: Laser procedure to burn the nerves

Hi there
Thhe procedure is called a rhizotomey(check the spelling on that ) Anyway they burn or destroy the nerve it is succesful to some. The nerve can grow back in 6-10 months though and it may have to be repeated. It is a very common procedure though if it is infact pinpointed to that problem. Hope this helps. Thsi is perhaps the only one I have not had so that is why I can not remember the exact spelling. LOL Good luck

Old 02-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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Re: Laser procedure to burn the nerves

I wonder if you are talking about radio frequency denervation? Are you talkiing about burning nerves in a particular location?

I had RFD done last month with great success. I couldn't walk more than a few steps without intense pain in my left thigh and a terrible feelling that the leg would collapse. It was also found that I had trochanteric bursitis and had an injection. I am now walking 3/4 of a mile without pain.

There is lots of information on the web.

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