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can any one tell me about cauterizing the nerves in the lower back
It has been a little while since I have been on here. So quickly about me. I am a mother of 3 youngest is 7 so not to small of kids in my home. I 2007 i was hurt at work originally diagnosed with sprain and strain of the lower back then I was told that I have DDD and Spinal Stenosis. I had a level one fusion with hardware July of 08' after three months of recovery I felt good for 3 months and then the pain all came back slowly. In October of 09' I squatted down to pick something off the floor and it felt like someone put a knife in my back and pulled down. I was in tears, I was told that the hardware was tearing and ripping my mussel and tissues in that area. So in December 09' right before Christmas they took the hardware out. It has not helped at all.
The Doc. now wants me to come in and do the injection that numbs the nerves. To see if doing the cauterizing of the nerves will help me out.
So what all do they do and do they work??? What I have read on other sites they are saying that it take up to 8 weeks for them to take full effect and last up to two years.
So if you have had this done will you tell me if it is worth it or not.
Thanks so much everyone for you help.
Meds that I am currently on
Gabapentin 1200 mg 3 times day
Lortab 7.5 1 to 2 times a day( do not want to be on pain
meds been on since 2007)
Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg3 times day