Sometimes, a surgical procedure such as dorsal root entry zone
(DREZ), rhizotomy, or cordotomy is recommended, in which incisions are made in select nerve locations to interrupt the pain in the nervous system itself.
Surgical options in patients with spasticity Neurosurgical Other surgical Selective peripheral neurotomy Tendon-lengthening procedures Intrathecal baclofen therapy Bony anatomy correction/ rotation osteotomies Selective dorsal rhizotomy Intravesicular botulinum toxin injections Dorsal root entry zone
lesioning Intramuscular botulinum toxin injections
Some of the advances we have made include the analysis and characterization of the electrical "signature" of normal SCI tissue, impaired tissue, dying tissue, and dead tissue, and improvements in the Computer-Assisted Dorsal Root Entry Zone
Microcoagulation (CA-DREZ) procedure.