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Bilateral lower lumbar radio frequency ablation

Hi everyone so I had my first RFA a week ago and I'm in more pain now than I was before the procedure, I know the doc told me to expect to be a little sore afterwards but now I'm crooked and can't stand up straight, has anyone had this happen after the fact? I'm taking muscle relaxers and anti-inflamitory medication and it does nothing it's seems to me hettin


  • Hello, Mfvalle!

    Have you contacted your doctor about this?  There's certainly a big difference between being "a little sore", and being unable to stand up straight!  Please check in with your doctor on this one, ok?

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  • mfvallemmfvalle Fort BelvoirPosts: 4
    Thanks for the welcome! I have been back to the doctor they said I'm experiencing a "Pain flair" it seems to be getting better she put we in a few different pain meds Tremadel and somethin else to stop the nerve pain, plus upped my muscle relaxers. The only big problem still is that I'm pretty crooked, went to see the chiropractor and it helped a little but I'll be going back into my regular doc Wednesday. I'm almost regretting doing the procedure at this point since I'm so uncomfortable. 
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  • mfvallemmfvalle Fort BelvoirPosts: 4
    Ok so update-so it's been two weeks since my procedure and although my pain ranges from a 2-4 throughout the day, I'm so out of alignment it's not even funny, doc says this is caused from extreme muscle spasms. Going to see a OMT Friday to try and get straightened out, has this happened to anyone else?
  • scinmyheartsscinmyheart Posts: 189
    edited 08/31/2016 - 6:26 PM
    mfvalle, I had the same procedure a month ago...for me, I was just a little sore the next day, but that was it

    I wish I could get a refund because it has done absolutely nothing for...just like the one I had two years ago

    so then the dr springs the 'ole bilateral SI joint injection two days ago...again, absolutely nothing.  He is going to do a second one the end of the month...will it help?  Probably not as no shots ever have...but I keep my yap shut and take it or I'll be labeled a non compliant patient and probably sent packing

    I hope you get to feeling better...the only thing that has had me bent over for a week was a discography...Ill never do another
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