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What Is the Cost of a Rhizotomy?

What Is the Cost of a Rhizotomy?

A rhizotomy targets nerves responsible for causing issues in order to prevent them from sending pain signals to the brain in order to achieve pain relief. This can help patients achieve significant and lasting relief from different sources of chronic pain. Come to Global Neuro & Spine Institute for rhizotomy treatment. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Orlando FL, Jensen Beach FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Atlantis FL, Fort Pierce FL, Winter Park FL and Plantation, FL.

Rhizotomy Cost Near Me in Orlando, Jensen Beach, Malabar Palm Bay, Atlantis, Fort Pierce, Winter Park and Plantation, FL
Rhizotomy Cost Near Me in Orlando, Jensen Beach, Malabar Palm Bay, Atlantis, Fort Pierce, Winter Park and Plantation, FL

Table of Contents:

What is the downside of a rhizotomy?
Is a rhizotomy the same as a nerve block?
What should you avoid after a rhizotomy?
How much does a rhizotomy cost?

What is the downside of a rhizotomy?


A rhizotomy is a procedure used to treat chronic pain or spasticity by damaging certain nerve fibers, either by burning them, damaging them with a chemical, or cutting them with a surgical instrument.

These nerves are responsible for carrying electrical signals between the brain and the rest of the body, which help individuals to experience sensations including pain, as well as to move muscles and maintain certain functions.

A rhizotomy targets nerves responsible for causing issues to prevent them from sending pain signals to the brain in order to achieve pain relief. However, it is possible it can lead to muscle weakness or loss of muscle control in certain affected areas. In some cases, a rhizotomy can cause permanent nerve damage or sensory limitations.

These risks can be mitigated under the supervision of specialists at Global Neuro & Spine Institute, who are double and triple-board-certified, fellowship-trained, and have access to a wide range of cutting-edge technology to direct patients toward safer alternatives as needed.

In other circumstances, rhizotomy treatment may provide patients with inadequate or temporary relief although it is intended to be long-lasting. To this end, providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute work with each patient in monitoring their treatment and recovery making adjustments to their custom treatment plan as needed to facilitate significant and lasting pain relief.

Is a rhizotomy the same as a nerve block?


Rhizotomy treatments and nerve blocks are both interventional pain management practices available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute, but they differ from each other in several ways.

Nerve blocks are intended as a temporary interruption of pain signals, using an anesthetic to achieve short-term pain relief, whereas the permanent nerve damage achieved through a rhizotomy may be capable of helping patients achieve lasting relief.

A nerve block will likely be repeated every few months according to each patient’s specific needs and is considered a less invasive option than a rhizotomy, often used on a diagnostic or therapeutic basis and typically considered as a frontline treatment before resorting to rhizotomy treatment.

What should you avoid after a rhizotomy?


The recovery period from a rhizotomy can vary depending on a number of individual factors, including the type of procedure performed as well as individual health circumstances.

However, patients should expect to receive aftercare guidelines provided by providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute on a personalized basis to help them avoid discomfort in the aftermath and recover from their procedure appropriately.

Typically, patients can anticipate returning to normal activities within a few days following the procedure. They will often be advised, however, to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks after treatment, such as heavy lifting or twisting, to ensure the incision site can properly heal.

Patients will possibly also require physical therapy and other rehabilitation programs to facilitate a full recovery. Patients may experience minor pain and discomfort in the injection site, muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in the affected area, and other side effects that are typically transient and well-managed.

How much does a rhizotomy cost?


The total costs associated with a rhizotomy can vary and may range between $2,500 to $4,000 depending on a number of factors. Each patient’s procedure may differ in requirements and certain degrees of complexity.

Additionally, assessment, diagnosis appointments, and different diagnostic procedures all work towards influencing the total costs patients may anticipate.

Global Neuro & Spine Institute also accepts major insurances, which can help mitigate some of the costs for eligible patients. Patients should contact their provider to determine the availability of coverage.

Despite these costs, a rhizotomy is fairly minimally invasive, safe and effective, and can avoid the need for more costly interventions while facilitating significant pain relief and helping patients towards a full recovery.

Rhizotomy treatment is available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Conway FL, Edgewood FL, Jensen Beach FL, Ocean Breeze FL, Rio FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Melbourne FL, Atlantis FL, Palm Springs FL, Boynton Beach FL, Fort Pierce FL, White City FL, St Lucie FL, Plantation FL, Pine Island Ridge FL, Lauderhill FL, Winter Park FL, Bertha FL, Alafaya FL and the surrounding areas. Visit us online now to learn more about our services and for directions to our leading clinics – you will be glad you did! We encourage everyone to visit us online now to meet our team of providers and to learn more about our business hours!

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