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What is the DenerveX procedure?

This is a minimally invasive (keyhole surgery) procedure to cauterise and scrape the nerve supply to the facet joints. It is indicated when back pain is coming from your facet joints at the back of your spine. 


It has been around for a couple of years in the UK, so the long term outcomes are not yet available. However in the short term, the procedure appears to be as reliable as the standard rhizolysis procedure using heated-tip needles, although DenerveX does involve having a full general anaesthetic and is done through a small incision.

Click here to watch a video about the procedure from the equipment manufacturer. (Note there are some technical details on this video, however information more relevant to patients is between 2:30 and 5:30 on th timeline.

Want to find out more? Get in touch to see if this is an option for your pain.


The procedure code to A5730

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