facet rhizotomy

fac·et rhi·zot·o·my

a percutaneous radiofrequency lysis of the innervation of a facet.
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Luke Walton (pinched nerve in back) underwent a procedure called a facet rhizotomy Wednesday.
The 1-year results of Laser Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy reported in the above paper are superior to procedures using radio frequency (RF) energy, as the laser is more precise, and its pain-relieving effect lasts for years.