It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pain Management Message Board

  • Rhizotomy Experiences?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-29-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
    b-peace
    Junior Member
     
    b-peace's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Posts: 12
    b-peace HB User
    Rhizotomy Experiences?

    Hello all,
    My husband has undrgone extensive spinal reconstruction with vertebrectomies and instrumentation over the past 19 months, including three posterior, two thoracic and one anterior procedure. He was progressing fairly well but had an episode that may have been a rib fracture or muscle tear or possibly something else, and his pain has dramatically increased. His hardware was checked and everything is tight and fine. He has great docs and access to all of the meds that he wants, but has actually decreased his OC dose becaue it wasn't helping the pain and made him feel lousy, and he is looking forward to eliminating as much of the narcotics as he can.

    He had a trial of thoracic blocks that identified two nerve roots that could produce relief when blocked and his surgeon is evaluating him for rhizotomies of those nerves.

    Anyone have any experiences with rhizotomies that they would be willing to share? I'd like to know as much as I can so that I can continue to help him.

    Thanks in advance,
    -b

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    My nerves are kicking in.. Rhizotomy tomorrow lfoster21 Back Problems 6 04-03-2011 04:22 PM
    another ACDF or facet radiofrequency rhizotomy helenoftroy Spinal Cord Disorders 0 01-18-2009 05:33 PM
    Radiofrequency Rhizotomy SKZ Back Problems 4 08-16-2008 11:53 AM
    Facet Joint Injections AFTER failed Rhizotomy? EricG301 Back Problems 3 02-29-2008 09:54 AM
    rhizotomy wears off ala3 Back Problems 9 04-24-2007 04:13 PM
    Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Pence65 Cerebral Palsy 8 01-08-2005 07:57 AM
    Adults who underwent SDR (selective dorsal rhizotomy) newcastle2 Cerebral Palsy 4 04-22-2004 09:50 AM
    Rhizotomy ErnieG Pain Management 0 04-27-2003 09:53 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:39 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!