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Hello all,

Yesterday I had a procedure called Radio Frequency Ablation ( #RFA ) which burned the nerve endings in my back. I have several disc herniations in my L5-S1 region as well as bilateral radiculopathy (sciatica due to pinched nerves).

#Pain #Sciatica #Herniation

I’ve had 5 procedures over the past 7 months. I first tried 3 epidurals which were supposed to alleviate my pain.. that did not work for me.

My doctor then suggested RFA. In order to do this, he had to perform 2 test procedures.

The first procedure was a temporary nerve block into the facet joins. He injected an anesthetic & steroid. There is a 2-10 hour window you have to see if it helps. Since it did, he performed the same procedure again, but used different meds.

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