Facet Joint treatment
Hi. I am new to the site and have suffered back problems for over 20 years. I have bulging discs at L3/4, L4/5 and the sacroiliac joint has a tendency to twist. I manage the pain with painkillers, anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy, acupuncture and bed rest when necessary. I have had epidurals for the pain, but not for a few years. I suffer regular bouts of sciatica and have problems with my knee and ankle tendons, all on the right side.
I was referred again to a different Pain Clinic and have been told I have Facet Joint Syndrome. The doctor has recommended Radio Frequency treatment, as I seem to have tried everything else.
Q. If anyone has had this treatment, what relief have you experienced (if any!) and how long were you relatively pain free?
Q. Has anyone experienced problems connected with this procedure?