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Experience with Radiofrequency neurotomy ( burning the nerves)

Started by Jacquelyn-Leigh on 03/16/2012 3:28am

Mayo clinic defines; it as a procedure to reduce back and neck pain. It uses heat generated by radio waves to damage specific nerves and temporarily interfere with their ability to transmit pain signals.

My question is if anyone here had this procedure done on their back? If so, did you experience relief? Also any real life information would be very helpful!

My pain doctor mentioned this procedure to me at my last visit. He told me that if my next set of injections doesn't provide relief for my leg pain (both legs 1 goes numb the other shoots pain) this may be an option if I am interested. The injections have been very helpful at relieving my leg pain and numbness, however my last set of injection provided no relief. I normally get 6 injections 3 on each side, my last procedure we only did 2. I am crossing my fingers that I just needed more injections.

My pain doctor knows I love to research everything and gave me some information. I however am looking for real life results and experiences. Thank you.

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