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back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,322
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
hi,I am annies mom and sit in my wheel chair most of the time.I'm into quilting and knitting but my backpain is awful.I'm 59 years young and can still laugh at all my problems.I am having first part of nerve ablation in three days and am scared.Had steroid epidural a month ago.Didn't solve my problem.It didn't hurt thank God.I woul love to hear from someone in same boat.


  • I actually got the best relief that I ever had from rhizotomy! It worked well for me and the best thing is that it lasted about 1 year since it takes that long for the nerves to regenerate. Good luck to you and please keep us posted.
    BTW - Do not expect results to be immediate. It takes most people that I have talked to about 1 month to get full relief.
    Also, try not to be scared. When they find the nerves that are causing your pain it will bring on all of the pain that you are feeling now only a little more intense but, it only lasts a few seconds because they immediately numb and burn it. Well worth the few seconds of pain to possibly get a year of relief. I was scared the first time also. Now , I have had so many done that I don't even flinch. You will be fine. Usually the unknown is much worse than the procedure itself.
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