Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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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

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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.