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PLease Help..need advice

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Lower Back Pain
Dr is wanting to try Radio Frequency Lesioning, from what i understand it is where they "burn" the nerves. I would really LOVE to speak with someone who has had this procedure and could give me some info and advice. I just dont know what to do :( ..any comments or advice would be so greatly appreciated!!
*** A little bit of history ***
Scoliosis diagnosed at 12yrs of age, not bad of enough for surgery
Bulging Disc L-5/S-1
Facet joint issues
Schmorl node endplate of L-2
My lovely lil friend ARTHIRITIS
Suspected Fibro
Reversal of normal Cervical lordosis(or as DR calls it "old lady neck"lol)
Cervial muscle issues (numbness and tingling in neck and shoulder)
**have tried**
PT ..lawd help me!! made me worse couldnt stand up straight for 2 weeks!!
Epidural injections, u guessed in made it worse
Facet joint injection, helped some
Considering Radio Frequency Lesioning
Going for trigger point in neck and shoulder next month
Have cut my meds..Robaxin 750 4X a day Percocet 5 2X a day
*I am a wife of 11 yrs and mother of 4 love my family and wish I could be more to them!!*


  • i had it done on both sides of my lower back in January 2008,it worked for the nerve pain,but it did nothing for my muscles.it will take 4 weeks beefore you will fill better,i was in alot of pain during that 4 weeks,i had extra pain meds.....
  • could you please share a lil more about ur experience, the actual procedure, where u put under? I know they have to have ur imput but how awake do they get you? Any info would be great...and is it still helping?
  • I was sedated,but i wasnt all the way a sleep,it worked for about a year,most of my problems are related to my muscles,so my pain doctor said he wouldnt repeat it....it did help my nerve pain....
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