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I am 4 months post op a bilateral microdiscectomy at level L4/L5 and continue to have bilateral shin pain. Prior to surgery, I had a diagnostic MRI which showed stenosis, bone spurs, arthritis and 2 bulging discs. I am 59 years old and weigh 125 at 5’3” tall. After back surgery, immediately my low back pain was gone but was left with bil shin pain as well as bil lateral hip and some buttock (gluteal) pain.. I have been in PT 2 months that has not provided relief of the shin pain. I am much stronger in my core and lower extremity which I am very thankful for. I am a firm believer of PT. My doctor sent me to Pain Management for facet injections. I have since had 2 diagnostic facet medial branch injections (pain analgesics) at L3, L4 and L5. I experienced hip and buttock relief but no shin pain relief. The doctor has told me that the RFA will not relieve any pain below the hips so I am very hesitant to go forward with the RFA. My question is there a procedure or a RFA at a different lumbar facet level that will give relief for pain below the knee?
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