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Questions about Radio frequency ablation

After two steroid  injections in the last year (one lasted 3 months-one lasted 4 days), I am planning to have a RF ablation next week.  My questions to those that have had it done--- 1. did you have to stay awake during the procedure and 2. How much pain after the procedure?  I've been told what to expect, but hope to hear from those that have had it done.  Thanks!
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  • mkellenmmkellen New YorkPosts: 10
    I had one in 2007. I was awake only local. Heck I drove home after it. I don't remember much pain after. It did take one more epidural injection a few weeks after for the sciatic pain to stop. The actual process was a little painful but more odd feeling than anything. I will tell you the shots and Chiro care worked for about 8 years. Just this past spring did the pain return.  Good luck. 
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  • i had one done a couple months ago. it was local, but i had IV pain killers and sedatives. i had to communicate with my Dr to be able to let him know when they did nerve testing if the correct nerves were being effected. it wasnt too bad, but my husband had to drive me home due to the sedatives they gave me. nerve die-off took about 2 months, but i know i have to have what my dr calls "touch up procedure" because my pain level isnt where i need it to be. im not worried about it, i think the worst part is that my husband has to take off work again if that makes you feel any better lol. hope all goes well for you!
  • wbdolphinwwbdolphin FloridaPosts: 18
    Thank you!
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