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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had radiofrequency ablation on the left side of my neck due to severe pain and headaches after a severe auto-accident. I was promised to be pain-free before I left after the surgery. I tried to tell the doctor my neck hurt worse than when I came in, but was ignored. After a weekend of the worse pain I had ever experienced I returned Monday morning to my regular neurologist. After 22 trigger point injections (marcaine) the pain finally began to subside a little. The procedure went so badly I was not even charged for the surgery. I would not recommend this procedure to my worst enemy!


  • NEVER, NEVER, NEVER believe anyone who promises you to be pain free after any procedure!

    My guess is it wasn't the procedure which was so bad, it was the doctor who didn't know what he/she was doing which made it bad. I had RFA last month on my lower back. It hurt pretty bad once I got home and for a day or so afterwards, but then I felt pretty good. Too bad it didn't last very long!

    It's horrible that you had to go through this. I would suggest that you consider reporting this to your state medical licensure board.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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