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Extreme pain after RFA and leg weakness please help!!!
I had RFA on my left side lower back a few months back and had what I eapexted to be normal soreness after the procedure. I had 3 nerves burned. It helped a lot with my pain. I only had 2 really rough days post op and other than that I had an easy recovery and great results. So I went straight ahead on March 30th with having RFA on my right side. Same thing, 3 nerves were burned in my lower back, but it's been a whole different experience this time round. This RFA made me worse. It's been 11 days I'm still having the pain I was having before the right side RFA and now it's worse. My entire right side of my lower back and buttocks still feels raw and like I'm being stung by bees. I'm getting stabbing pain in my lower back, buttocks, hip, groin, and thigh. And now to top it all off I'm having severe muscle weakness in my right leg. When I'm sitting, standing, or laying I can hardly lift my right leg at all. I'm also having decreased sensation in random spots my right leg and my right foot. (It feels like after you are numb and your skin is starting to wake up but isn't quite there yet) I still have skin areas on my back that are completely numb, like zero feeling whatsoever. My PM doc had me go to the ER today for an MRI because of the amount of weakness I am having in my right leg. My PM doc is out of town so we have only been able to talk on the phone since my RFA. There is no spinal cord involvement that can explain the leg weakness showing up on the MRI from today. When the ER doctor called my PM doc because there was nothing jumping out on the MRI and he wanted to get my PM's doc opinion on what do do now, he told him to send me home. Which I think was the right call because there was nothing more the ER could do for me. But I never got any answers as to why this is happening. I have an appointment with my PM doc on Tuesday and I will express all of my concerns but I don't know what he is going to be able to do. I feel like what's done is done and now it's just a waiting game. has anyone experienced anything like this? TIA