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back pain and sciatica

Started by kanbay1 on 08/05/2017 12:14am

CanI get a RFA done, for instance, on a Thursday and then on the following Wednesday get a decompression laminectomy done? Or do I have to wait between these procedures? The RFA is for my lower back pain and the laminectomy is for my sciatica, both very painful. currently living on 2 oxycodone ir 3 times a day along with 600 mg of Gabapentin every 4 hours. Thank you!

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Hi, kanbay1--thanks for your question! Our best advice is to make sure your treating physicians are aware of all your treatments. If your spine surgeon understands the timing of your RFA and still schedules your procedure shortly after, then we would assume that the timing is OK. However, if you're still unsure, confirm again with your spine surgeon and your RFA treating physician that there's no harm in having surgery within a week of your RFA procedure.

We hope this helps!

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