I had extreme neck pain (herniated and degenerative discs) that also lead to severe headaches. After steriod injections were not successful I had the RFA procedure (nearly 2 weeks ago). My headaches are gone (which is wonderful) but there is still some neck and shoulder pain.
The pain/side affects include numbness, skin sensitivity and an uncomfortable burning sensation in my neck and shoulders. The skin sensitivity runs through out my neck, shoulders and even under my arms. Wearing a necklace against my skin is unbearable. Even the collars and the seams of shirts irritates my skin. It reminds me of the feeling that I had with shingles, minus the rash.
Has anyone else experienced this with an RFA procedure? If so, did it last or eventually go away? Is there anything that can be done to help with these post treatment issues?