have not been on since September. Had great luck with facet block and SI and piraformis and no pain for 4 months.
Saw two Pain Mangement Md's and both recommended Radio Frequency.
I have a Primary Immune Disease which means if I am not treated with gammaglobulin I get bronchitis; sinus; etc infections all the time.
As the new Doc explained to me, the steroids depress the immune system.advises against more blocks.
Also, I am limited as to meds: reactions or sensitivities to ultram, lyrica, and naproxen.
I have a 30 plus year old chronic pain problem.
I do not know if it is my age or not ( now 62), but having a hard time with all of it- constant nagging low back pain; groin pain; some pain down the leg- and now this new type of treatment. Which scares me. MD's both tell me it's nothing to fear.
PLIF Surgery in 2007 did not help.
he Both would not advise any more steroids but both advise RF,
Who has had this treatment?
How is it? they actually said I can drive myself back a nd forth from Md's office for both treatments - he is 7 minutes from my home.
Any suggestions appreciated. How long does relief last and does it always need to be repeated?
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Sharpie 60 Oct 15 2007 PLIF' rods and screws; donated bone graft L5 S1 0; glorious pain free 6 months and then pain returned. Not as bad but always there.