Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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If there is good temporary relief from the facet blocks (about three hours), then the patient is a candidate for a rhizotomy. There are insurance companies that require relief from intracapsular facet blocks and medial branch blocks (numbing the actual nerve but not entering the facet capsule) before they will approve a rhizotomy.

Dr. Corenman