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Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy - Upper Back

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Thoracic facet radiofrequency neurotomy (facet rhizotomy) is used to treat nerve pain in the upper back after other forms of treatment have failed.  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.

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