I'm scheduled to have a rhizotomy at (I think) about C5. I'm not afraid of needles and all of the prescribed initial procedures and/or therapy have been completed and all point to this being the solution. AFter reading a lot of posts on this site, I'm really nervous. It makes sense that the nerve would be annoyed afterwards and that there might be risidual pain, but I guess I assumed I would be feeling better and not worse. Has ANYONE had a good experience with this? I would sure like to hear the other side of the story so that I feel properly informed.
In the office, I was told that some complain of a sunburn type of pain for a couple of weeks but that others have no pain afterwards. My procedure is scheduled for first thing on a Wednesday morning and I was told I needed to take the whole day off but should be fine to return the following day. What do you think?