Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy

Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy (facet rhizotomy) is used to treat nerve pain that originates in the spine joints of the lower back. Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy is useful for people that experienced relief following nerve blocks to the area. The procedure “turns off” the specific nerve that carries information about pain. The treatment provides pain relief for about a year, but can last much longer for some people.