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I am new here and just had a RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation)....

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all,
I just had my first RFA done on the 9th of October. Not so bad as far as the procedure went and I was awake, just given a little drowsy medicine. He burned or ablated 4 nerves. Exactly 2 weeks later, last Thrus, I was about 80% pain free!! And today, three weeks out even more pain reflief!! This has been a good thing for me as I suffer from bad facet arthritis in the L4-5 area. But it is so true, give the RFA some time to work...my Dr. said up to 4-6 weeks. A GREAT thing for me!!



  • Good to hear the RFA worked for you.....
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. that is really great news that the procedure worked so well for you. =D> i hope it lasts the very longest possible. good luck and i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny :)
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  • I also get great relief from the rhizotomy. I am glad that it is working well for you.
  • Thanks to all of you who responded! This is such a great group. Yes, Paul I am an artist, a painter. I specialize in dog paintings. Yes, I have 3 German Shepherds...the 3 you see in my little picture. Such a great breed...smart, loyal and beautiful!!
  • Hi

    I had steroid injections done back in April of this year. The relief lasted for only 2 months. I had my nerve block done yesterday. I was amazed how when I got up from the table I had no pain. I have lived with lower left side back pain for almost a year and not to have pain was weird. It was an amazing feeling. The relief lasted until 3 am the next day. I am now waiting to schedule the RFA. I am very glad to have found this forum. It has helped greatly in my search for a non-invasive procedure for relief of pain. Your testimonials have been very helpful.

    Thank you.
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