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3 nerves burned help

ellineellin Posts: 188
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Spinal Injections
Ok too many injections to the point of high blood pressure and thinning of the shin and bruises. So, now the Dr. wants to do the burning of the nerves of the L3,4,5 I have heard here a while ago of a man that was in so much pain after. I am scared. Don't they do one nerve at a time? Why 3 in one shot? How much pain am I really going to be in? Be honest please. I am low tol. of pain. I do have lidoderm patches and meds which I do not like to take due to makes me sick and takes days to get rid of the feeling. I just need some feedback on this please. Thanks


  • I read about my operation in the recovery room after Surgery
    and the nurse was not meant to show me the itty gritty things I went through but I read that they had burnt several nerves and I trust my Specialist absolutly had to . It was done under anisthetic and I am sure it will not hurt to much . Better to face the wave than to run away from it ! It just burns for a while , a kinda burney feeling .The end result is very worth it . Good luck on that one !
  • The Dr. is going to have a anesthesiologist put me out, so I will not feel any of the procdure. I just wounder about how you fell after it is over. I talked to the MA today and she said the reason why the Dr. is doing all three is because you can only have this done once every six months. I thought well yeah the same nerve I can see but maybe it is not all three that are giving me problems. I don't know I do trust my Dr. so I need to think positive just really scared.
  • I had 3 done at one time, originaly they were going to do just 1. then they said 2 but when the did do it he did 3 as I have multiple levels of problems which was fine by me.. It was done with sedation so you dont feel the probes going in but then they wake you enough so you can answer questions about what you feel.This procedure does take time to work as long as 3 weeks before you feel complete relief.. At first there was really no pain because of the local. later on it was sore but not something that otc pain relievers couldnt help.

    I did have the continuous method done this April and I can say truthfully that it did help, its a lot better than when I started.
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