Hi everyone, I'm new to the group.
Anywho, I went on Thursday of last week for my first ever Radio Frequency ablation and I was put completely under. From everything that I read, most places will only do up to 3 levels on one side per six months, however I had the L3, L4, L5 and SI joint done all at once on the left side (my hubby counted, I have 18 puncture marks) and am scheduled to have my right side done this coming up week.
After waking up and recovering, when I was walked out to my vehicle, the nurse shut the door on me and told my hubby that I would have to stay in bed for 7-10 days. I didn't believe him when he told me because that goes against everything that I read (and planned... I had planned to be back up and at things before Sunday)
Is this the norm for anyone else?
I'm actually in a good bit of pain... its a different type of pain, occasionally my entire back will tighten up like a labor contraction and then ease back off to just being super sore again. Hopefully this means that the RFA is going to work and I can be pain free for at least a year, if not more.