I was in a motor vehicle accident. I have neck pain and “cervical hypolordosis” (actually, the curve is actually reversed). This condition is not the result of muscle guarding, according to pt’s and md’s. I have been told by some that it is correctable, and by others that it isn’t. I have also been told by some that this condition correlates with pain, and by others that it doesn’t. What have you been told?
I am going to have a facet joint nerve ablation performed to reduce/eliminate the pain associated with my neck. My doctor has recommended that I have this procedure performed on more than one vertebral level, even though the pain seems localized at one level. The doctor feels it would beneficial do all levels rather that one to “cover all bases.” This seems unusual to me since others on this forum have had one level done rather than this “all or nothing” approach.
Also, I have been told that after this procedure I will likely lose sensation on the back of my neck and in/on nearby areas. Is this loss of sensation considered a normal side effect of ablation, or an undesired complication of the procedure? My doctor makes it sound normal.
Your thoughts? Thanks.