I cannot comment on this physician and his choice of pulsed “disruption” vs. an actual rhizolysis. I can tell you that pulsed disruption is probably less effective but safer than rhizotomy. Possibly this individual had a problematic experience earlier in his career and wants to stay away from C2. I do know many docs who have no hesitation with rhizotomy of the medial branch of C2.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.