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Justin66JJustin66 Posts: 95
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Spinal Injections
Does RFA help with lower back pain or does it just work for pain going down your legs?


  • me with both. If your pain is generated from your facet joints it should help you with both.
  • Im trying to figure out what is causing my pain and what I could do to get some relief. Im having really intense pain in my right lower back and it reaches over to my hip. The pain is not bad if I just lay around all day but the more I do the more I hurt. My left side which the one I had my discectomy on feels fine now. I don't have sciatic problems in either leg now.

    I have had a post op MRI that showed everything looking fine except the disc had lost some height. Unfortunately im having to work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and im struggling bad to make it through the day. My doctor won't give me anything for pain and says just take Advil (thanks Doc).

    I am willing to try about anything right now! I just can't get to a Dr. anytime soon because of constantly working.

    What is the average cost of this procedure?
  • My doc charges $1300.00 for each level. Of course the insurance company chops it down from there. I just had one done a few weeks ago. If you have no insurance I feel sure that you should be able to negotiate the price just like the insurance companies do.

    As a matter of fact I have BC/BS and my copay is 10%. I had to pay $68.00 so after insurance chops it down it must be $680.00 each level.
  • In the UK the RF injections cost £3,200 = ?$5000 (sorry, my maths is lousy!) and you can have as many levels done as required, for the same price. I'm on the waiting list for them.
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