I went and saw my Pain managemnet Dr. yesterday, 10/9/2008, for a second opionion on my MRI and he suggested a procedure called radio frequency lesioning. My Pain managemnet Dr has given me 5 SI Joint injections between March 2008-September 2008. Each one of these gives me about a month or so of relief. After I get them the pain goes away almost immediately but comes back just as bad(or worse sometimes) within 30-45 days. I had an MRI done at a Nuerosurgeons office and he explained the results to me on 10/7/2008. He said the results were not good and he said the pain was coming from the bottom 3 desiccated discs and not the siatic nerve. He sugessted PT and basically said there wasnt anything that could be done other than PT and possibly some meds. I show the same MRI to the Pain Managment Dr and he says the MRI doesnt look to bad and the pain is coming from the siactic nerve. He based that opionion due to the fact that when i get the SI Joint injection the pain goes away. So thats 2 opionions and they both differ. Frustrating, it just makes me wonder...
So after the long story....My question is has anyone had this radio frequency lesioning and what were your results?