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Radio Frequency Ablation

Hello I am about to have a four level fusion and am having second thoughts. Nothing I read is positive and for my condition nothing is guaranteed. Actually no procedure is guaranteed huh...

Anyway during my research I came across some information about this procedure. Sounds pretty cool....

And if it works for 6mo at a time then it might be worth giving it a try.


  • I had this procedure done a couple of times before my surgery. It didn't work for me but there are plenty of others that have had really good results with it. I'm glad I tried it though - if it had worked it would have saved me from a lot of pain and frustration.

    Give it a go - any way you can avoid surgery is worth trying.
  • NomoreDiscNNomoreDisc Posts: 18
    edited 11/11/2012 - 11:40 AM
    I had it done on both of my c-spine and l-spine back in 2005. I had No reduced pain. But I know someone who has had it done the last two years with good results. So you might do a search on this site for RFA.
    Good luck to you.
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