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    Posted: Sep/07/2013 at 7:27pm
So they've finally worked it out and if my insurance approves I'll have an RF Nerve Ablation in my low back to help with the arthritis.

I'm hopeful but I'm also really nervous about this.  Has anyone else been through it?  Can you give me some advice?

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I haven't been through this but I just
want to wish you luck in the future.

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No improvement. Attended 4th Rehab program in 2004, at time It was decided NO work.
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Nik,

As with so many things, over the years many members have had this done with different results.  Some helped by this for some time, and others who didn't get much relief.

Here is a short piece written for us by Dr. Barone that you may find helpful:
http://chronicpainsite.com/mb/forum_posts.asp?TID=4867&title=rhizotomy-or-radiofrequency-nerve-ablation  Best wishes to you!!!  Stevie

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hi nik....
i had it at the bottom of my neck and it was really effective.  most people go through a test where they inject a painkiller first to see if it helps. if it helps they will give you the ablation....i hope it works....pal pete
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Hi Nik,
 
I've had a couple of these procedures done on my neck. I found the first one quite helpful, not as much luck the next time. It's done under fluoroscopy, so they can see things clearly for needle placement.
 
Like Pete said, I had a medial branch block first to see if the ablation would help. After a positive response they booked the RFA.
 
I hope it provides loads of relief for you. Keep us up to date and good luck.
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Thanks Stevie!  I'd read something similar online.

Hi Pete!  I've had the testing and it worked pretty well.  So I should get some relief.  I might even be able to hike again.  

Thanks Roni and Bailey!  I'm hoping it works!

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dynomite...Thumbs Up
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great news, I just got my facet joint block done today on both sides at L5-S1, and am waiting to see if it helps and if so I will be getting this RFA done too.

Best of luck!!!!
lumbar problems: bulging disk L4-L5 and herniated disk L5-S1, ,Facet joint syndrome, and nerve pain.
hand: broke right wrist and right fifth metacarpal twice requiring surgery and metal plate put in.
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Thanks Rob!  I'm really excited for it and can't wait for November!  I miss hiking.  The other day my hubby looked at me and said, "I really miss hiking with you."  So I'm really hoping that it will work for me!

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I haven't had that done but I had injections into my lumbar facet joints that worked for a while
 
I wish you all the best with this - we will support you all the way - the thing is to try whatever is sensible and this is sensible
 
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Thanks Merlin!

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Didn't realise I hadn't replied1  I've had it twice.  The first time lasted about 18 months and the one in May is working well.  It's not comfortable, as you have to be able to respond, but it's only painful for a little while.

Good luck.

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Osteoarthritis - neck, back, hands, previous polymyalgia rheumatica, Type 2 diabetes, dysthymia/depression. I had one lot of steroid injections to lumbar facet joints and two lots of radio=frequency lesioning - which improved things slightly. I had acute right-sided sciatica prior to my first hip replacement, put down to piriformis syndrome. This didn't go away. I had my left hip replaced a year ago. I also have mild essential tremor (which my mother had severely.) I am having a lot of pain in my thumb joints. Recent blood tests shw normal ESR, CRP, negative rheumatoid factor. Recent x-rays of cervical spine show oste-arthritic changes, lumbar spine - some DDD, mild spondylolisthesis. Appears ostepenic. Hips - both THP appear satisfactory and show no signs of loosening. No response to anlgesics - TENS and physiotherapy helpful. (Live in UK, so on NHS)
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Hi Ann, thanks for responding.  Do you remember what your recovery time was?

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hi NIK....i too loved hiking....long ago it seems. hope this does the trick.
i had the procedure on my neck. the needle causes discomfort and aching pain but not shooting pain. it took them a good 1.5 hours but i think it was so long because it was a rookie...lol
recovery wasnt bad. just some aching for a few days. i could do what i wanted to do like driving my car......pal pete
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Thanks Pete!  I'm a little worried about recovery time since the location is L3 or L4.  The shots left me a bit sore but otherwise were ok but when I've had anything more invasive done on my low back recovery is about a week, most of it spent in bed.  I have no idea what I'm looking at here lol.

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nik...the nerves they kill have nothing to do with your strength and balance. you will have some pain but you should be able to move like you do now. the doc is very aware that he should only dumb the facet nerves that arent really important for your being able to move. of course everyones different. hopefully they wont irritate any major nerves when they put the needle into you. i hear your concern as it seems i have trouble whenever they stick things in my lower spine. i wish you luck and will be knocking on wood for you...Wink....pal pete
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Thanks Pete, I really appreciate your advice and well wishes!

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Tomorrow is the surgery!  Wooooo!  And I just noticed that I typo'd in the title of this thread.... "never" instead of "nerve"..... it's close right?

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Very, lol Thumbs Up
 
Good luck Nik, I hope you have as good a result with yours as Pete did with his. If you feel up to it when you get home, let us know how it went. Fingers crossed you have a really positive result.
 
 
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i'm for you feeling better and NEVER being bothered by spinal nerves....pal pete
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Best wishes, Nik----let us know when you can how it went.

Oh, title of thread is fixedThumbs Up

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Hi guys! I'm reclined on the couch posting from my tablet. Mom and I are watching Dexter. The procedure went really well but oh my goodness was it painful. I've got 2 pain pills on board and I still hurt pretty bad. Pain referring down my legs but the doc told me its normal and should go away after a couple days.

I told my doc that up next was my neck and shoulders and he said he was excited. I told him and the nurses, as I'm still face down on the table with needles sticking out of me, that I'm just an awesome pile of problems. My orthopedist laughed and said, "That's why you're my favorite!" Every procedure he does on me we always joke during. Even when he's causing me a lot of pain. Lol

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So glad it went well Nic.
 
Now bring on the relief!
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Everything crossed Nik that this will help you a lot.  Also, that the pain is less today.  Stevie xxx


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Hope you are feeling a bit better now Nic. It's nice you and your Doc can joke around. I have a good relation with my Doc Also. Hope all goes well today.

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Another Rehab program late 2001, attempted to go back to work early 2002. Slipped on water, fell flat on back screw fusion broke.
Went to 3rd Rehab program summer 2002.
Oct 2003 - 2nd Surgery, due to broken screw, had to operate from the front.
No improvement. Attended 4th Rehab program in 2004, at time It was decided NO work.
March 2006, had 3rd Surgery, this time fusion and instrumentation from Si to L3.
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I'm doing a lot better today. I noticed a difference this morning. Just sitting up in bed was easier. I'm excited. I just can't imagine what it's going to be like when my recovery is over.

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Wonderful news, Nik!!!!  Keep up the great work.  Stevie xx

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Wonderful Nik,
 
And it's only day one! Please be careful though Nik, it's so easy to overdo when we get a little pain relief. We've all done it and some of us, me included, do it over and over again. Slow and steady wins the race.
 
I'm really happy for you Nik.
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I did overdo it yesterday Bailey!  lol I couldn't help myself.  Well I had to take my kitty to the vet, she's doing really bad. So that was important to do and once I got her home I went to the craft store to get some yarn.  I'm spending the day crocheting on the couch.  Get to pick up the kitty today after her ultra sound, she has a neuro consult on Wednesday.  They aren't sure what's wrong with her.  She's twitchy and in a lot of pain.

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Awww,
 
I'm so sorry to hear about kitty. I'll be watching to see what the vet says, fingers crossed.
 
I never learned to crochet, or knit really. I learned how to knit, but not take it off the needles lol.
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So good news!  I was able to touch the floor, while standing and bending at the waist, yesterday!  Woooo!

And we ended up taking our cat to the kitty ER because she got worse.  The ultrasound didn't  show anything relevant.  A neurologist looked at her yesterday and looked over the video we took and says that she thinks Springer has been having focal seizures so she's now on meds for that and she has a followup appointment on wednesday.  We'll know more then I think.  She's been doing a bit better and she's back home now.

Our weekend hasn't been that great.  Despite having the party here at our place, hubby's grandma died yesterday so while we're having some good news, we also have bad.  We'll be driving down to the coast next week for the funeral.

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