Reduce or eliminate pain with technique rhizolysis

Written by: Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is the rhizolysis surgery?

Rhizolysis is a minimally invasive technique that thanks to the application of radiofrequency allows to minimize or reduce pain in cases of herniated discs, which do not require a more aggressive surgical treatment. Normally we are dealing with patients who present a lumbar affectation of the articular facet and thanks to the rizólisis we manage to reduce or eliminate the pain.

What is the goal of rhizolysis surgery?

Rhizolysis attempts to minimize or diminish the pain secondary to herniated discs that do not require surgical treatment and there is no nerve involvement of the root.

What risks or contradictions can we find in surgery?

The side effects of rhizolysis are minimal, and if they do exist, they are due more to the puncture, that is, that there is no infection or hematoma due to puncture.. But in the long run the beneficial effects are much greater than the possible side effects.

Can this technique be used with all types of patients?

In principle, rhizolysis can be applied to all patients who present cervical, dorsal or lumbar pain and whose pathology does not require a more aggressive surgical intervention.

When can normal activities be resumed after surgery?

Rhizolysis is an ambulatory technique that lasts approximately one hour. The patient usually leaves by his own feet and can resume his activities immediately, unless he does not make efforts and does not lift weight during the next four days. It is practically a technique that does not require any type of post-operative care.

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Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila

By Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila
Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgeon with 30 years experience, graduated with Cum Laude rate. He has worked in various countries, combining public and private sector, becoming coordinator of the Neurosurgery Department of the prestigious Centro Medico Teknon in Barcelona. It is an absolute benchmark in cases of disc herniation, cervical and lumbar.

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