I had a block of L5-S1 back in Sept. with great results for three weeks, so my PM wants to do a pulsed dorsal radio frequency of that area. When they called with the time for the procedure they said they were doing both sides at the same time. I questioned this because I have had my facets done two years ago and they did one side at a time, and also looked at posts on here and have not found that someone had both done at the same time, and they told me that 97% of the time they do it that way and I would have no problems tolerating it (this is the scheduler by the way). I said to put the time on hold and talk to the dr first to make sure. Well that was two weeks ago and they said today they have not confirmed it yet. So I thought I would ask around here to see if anyone has had this done before. Also he told me that there is only a 15-20% chance that this will work. I will do anything to help myself but over the last three years I have tried so many injections and the facet RF either with no results or with results that last less then three months, so I am just scared of going through this for it not to work.
One more question since I am on the Pain Management Forum-
Are Spinal Cord Stimulators for people who are surgical canidates? Or are they meant for someone where surgery has failed?