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Radio Frequencey Ablation

janiskijjaniski Posts: 679
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Chronic Pain
Has anyone had this procedure?? It may be coming up in my future, SI joint.


Spinal stenosis, spondolysis, spondolythesis, L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion with instrumentation and bone graft from hip, L1/S1 fusion with replacement disc and a nice bolt from my spine to my pelvis; PT, accupuncture, prolotherapy, many cortisone injections, 4 rhizotomies. Currently on tramado, ativan, lexapro, ambien.
L4/L5 laminectomy, L4/L5 360 fusion with instrumentation, L1 to L5 fusion, L5/S1 fusion w/ disc replacement, left and right SI joints fused.


  • I haven't had one (the diagnostic medial branch block didn't help), but isn't it the same thing as a rhizotomy? Don't they go and burn the offending nerves in both situations?

    I'm just askin' because that's what I always thought. I'd research this myself (and may later in the morning) but that's what I've always assumed.

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