I'm scheduled for another round of Facet Joint Injections. I don't mind them as I get the best pain relief with them. But, they want to try the RFA again after the last round of injections. I'll probably go ahead with it to see if anything has changed since the last time. I'm concerned with the amount of steroids my body is getting. After this round of shots and RFA, I think I'm going to bring up the subject of surgery versus injections. Obviously, I have joint fatigue in the facets above my fusion site. I need to find out when surgery (another fusion) will be more beneficial that getting round after round of steroids shot into the joints. It just seems like a lot of cortisone is going into my endocrine system over time.
Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2