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A rhizotomy is a neurosurgery that selectively severs problematic nerve roots in the spinal cord, most often to relieve the symptoms of neuromuscular conditions such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia and other forms of spastic cerebral palsy. In extreme cases, a rhizotomy may also be considered for a person suffe... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Cerebral Palsy
37
92%
Back Pain
4
75%
Chronic Pain
4
75%
Arthritis
1
100%
Sciatica
1
100%
Overall, 90% (48 Members) find Rhizotomy helpful
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I had the operation when i was a child..I also was the first person in Alabama to have this type of Dorsal Rhizotomy. The first operation was on my spinal cord, and the leg and hip operationa came later on. I spent 4 months in the hospital, and practically lived there until I was 4 years old. I had many test done on me during that time period. The operations were a success I now live a normal life..and golf is my passion. I hope my success has led to many more successful operations.
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When I got the surgery done I was the youngest ever to have it done (age 3) by Dr. Richard Abbot in NYC. I remember next to nothing about it.
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scar tissue is now pressing on my spine
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I have had two rhizotomies in the lumbar area of my back. My experience is that they reduce the amount of pain for a short amount of time.
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Good results!
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it worked somewat i can walk and im not crawling all the time. i was in a lot of pain at first though
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worked very well, a very large scar
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It worked
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I was really young
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been diagnosed w/r.s.d & d.d.d,chronic pain and a host of other thinggs along w/several back surgeries.in oct 09 i had another nerve blk. now it helped 4 about 3wks but then appeared 2 come back w/a vengence.dr.says a rhizotomy procedure.im scared i thought all surgeries were over but this is not what i wanted but my quality of my life is worsened,all my myself will i need some assistance after this?id like 2 hear from someone regarding the post care.is there a open wound?infection seems 2 b a issue as well please help me make a much needed decision.lease your time and your exp will b helpful 2 me.thx!!
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