Effectiveness of Kyphoplasty has been disputed, and other are left without it; this leave a proportion wondering what to do. Medial branch rhizotomy (like a facet rhizotomy) has been found helpful.
Denervation of spinal nerve medial branch with radiofrequency in the treatment of vertebral compression
Jiang J et al
Pain clinic journal 2102; 8(5), 331-333
- 38 cases 70-94 years old
- 70 degree centigrade for 90 sec.
- 1 week after significantly better p<0.01
- no complications
- felt it gave effective analgesia
Comment – another option