Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy

Using advanced laser treatment has been shown to be more effective to stop facet mediated pain. A facet ablation or rhizotomy is a procedure performed to remove the sensory nerves that cause pain. These are the nerves that send signals to the brain telling it your back hurts. The laser essentially cuts that connection. No transmission, no pain. The procedure is quick, simple, blood less, outpatient and safe. We helped to co-invent it.

Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy
Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy

Is a Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy the Right Treatment for me?

You may have heard about a facet ablation before and are wondering whether or not it is the right treatment for you. If you are not sure this is the right choice of treatment you should explore other options to make sure that the treatment you get is definitely the one you need.

As a part of OLSS’s commitment to our patients, we have put together a quick and easy to use tool to help determine whether a facet ablation is the right treatment for you.

To get started just click on the link below and take 5 minutes to accurately fill out the questions. Once submitted one of the professionals at OLSS will review your submission and get back in touch with you to provide you with the answers you need to get on the path to living pain-free.

Am I a Candidate for a Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy?

If you are certain that a facet ablation is the right treatment for you based on a referral from a doctor or recommendation from another surgeon, the highly skilled surgeons at OLSS are a great choice for getting this procedure done.

With some of the most skilled and highly qualified surgeons in the industry, OLSS has one of the highest success rates. This in part is due to making sure patients we accept as candidates go through a candidacy checking process.

To get started just click the link below and take 5 minutes to answer the questions as accurately as possible. Once we receive your answers one of our professional staff will review them and get back in touch with you to provide feedback and let you know if you are a candidate and what the next steps are to getting you back to living pain-free.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy

What is Laser Spine Surgery?

Laser spine surgery is designed to produce less pain and support faster recovery. During the procedure, a small incision is made of the infected area, and a laser is used to help clear any muscles and tissues that are pressing on the nerve. This procedure is normally used to treat several types of degenerative diseases that affect the patient’s neck or back.

How Will a Physician Determine if I Qualify for Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy?

Our back pain doctors have put together a quick and easy tool that could help determine if a facet ablation or rhizotomy is the right and proper treatment for your condition. Once you have submitted the answers, one of our professional doctors will review your submission and get back in touch with you with the answers you need to get back to living pain-free.

What are the Benefits of a Facet Ablation or Rhizotomy Procedure?

A few benefits of facet ablation or rhizotomy procedure is that patients will feel immediate pain relief which can last for several years. Patients who undergo this procedure will have a fast recovery time.