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Hello my name is Tay. I am new to this site. I will be having my 1st Rhizotomy tomorrow on my low back. Ive tried injections for 5 years at least 6 times. And have had a little bit of relief. Im a bit nervous but i have to try this before i have my 2nd cervical fusion. Please has this procedure worked for anyone with great relief?



  • RDavidGRRDavidG Jacksonville FlPosts: 0

    Chocolate beauty, Welcome to this site, best on the web. Give others time to reply, but know your among other spinal members who can feel your anxiety and understand.

  • I have lumbar issues, not cervical, but RFA has helped me a lot and has allowed me to put off fusion surgery for several years. 

    Good luck to you. It's certainly worth trying IMO. 

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  • I've had 3 RFAs in my lower spine. Let me just say they can be nerve wracking!! pun intended. You have to be awake and there's a fear you may not  be quick enough to tell the doc when you feel his probing. They need your participation to tell if they are getting to the right place. Also it take a few months for you to feel results - lower pain - and then your nerves grow back in about 6 months or so from the date of the RFA. 

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