... I had a nerve block done back in October... my Pain Management doctor did it to find out what nerve or whatever was causing my pain... he did the block on my S1 nerve root....it immediately sent horrible pain down my back and leg... and then after about 5 seconds it went away totally.... I was pain free for about 30 min... ... (10 replies)
... sounds like what I went through I just got my mri back and I had surgery full fusion on l4 l5 and s1 in 200o now l3 is ruptured and it is killing me pain travels around to my ribs they want to do a epidural injection but I know from experience they don't work they also want to burn my nerve endings in my lower back cause of the scar tissue and pain im at a standstill so I... (2 replies)
... The current treatment of my facet joint problems has been RF Ablation, during which they burn out pain sensor nerve endings. This does not work for all people, nor does it always work as well as it did for me. I can have this repeated in the future if needed. ... (20 replies)
... The good news is, they do have a treatment for them. It's called radio frequency ablation or "rhizotemy". The can go in and burn off the nerves in the joint using radio frequency waves. ... (12 replies)
... I have had sciatica and yes, it is torturous. It is nerve pain and I think nerve pain is one of the worst pains there is. I mean when you burn yourself, it's your nerve endings causing the pain. ... (34 replies)
... rstood that these is for arthritis in the facet joints. They are not numbing or burning your sciatic nerve. Facet joint arthritis is very painful and so they can burn off the nerve endings but they do grow back. ... (10 replies)
... ough shape to return to Wabash in the fall but will still be undergoing PT. There is one other possibility, they may do a surgical procedure where they go in and burn the nerve endings. It's not too bad, they do it with a special needle equipped with a laser of sorts which burns the ends. ... (33 replies)
... I just had my 3rd epidural,last week.
They have helped,but im still om meds.I've had my epiduarls
@ a pain clinic.The Dr. said the next step would be to
go in &burn the nerve ends to block
the censor going to my brain!!!
I don't know about all of this!!!
Has anybody ever had this procedure?
Doesn't burning mean fusing?
Thanks,Oddie (3 replies)
... Thanks again. I am glad you are feeling better. Just one more question though, what nerve endings did they burn? ... (5 replies)
... L5. I am considering a 2 level fusion. My surgeon is sending me to have a facet nerve injection to see how much of my pain is related to arthritis. ... (6 replies)
... the nerve endings. I'm now having second thoughts after what I've been reading here. I really like noinwi's posts. Lots of good info. ... (10 replies)
... First off, I have multilevel DDD in my neck. Along with bulges at my C3,4,5 and 6. As well as Osteo Arthritis and Spodylosis. To top that off I have nerve degeneration with axonal neuropathy and left ulnar neuropathy. Which was picked up on an EMG last year. I've had 7 in all. ... (7 replies)
... pills. He went with me to the dr and demanded they perform some tests. As it turned out, i had a spinal stenosis a herniated disk of the l3,l4 cysts all over my nerve endings, burn spurs and what not. I was scheduled for surgery March1. ... (7 replies)
... but the best thing is I had like a bad burn about baseball size a year ago and before i took the hardware out about football size ,and it is gone. ... (2 replies)
... agree in that they are being used for back pain unless your back pain is on the surface. It releases meds, but not far under the skin. They are normally used for burn victims, scrapes, cuts, anything that is on the surface of the skin. ... (16 replies)
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... These sensations, although worrisome and annoying, rarely indicate that there is any ongoing nerve root damage. ... (7 replies)
... I am now confused after reading your post. The protocol for what I had done is the same as yours but the procedure is called lumbar radiofrequency ablation. The nerve endings are are cauterized-maybe that is the difference, but since nerves grow back might have to have it redone in 18 months, and only one side is done at a time. Wonder how yours is different. I had one... (19 replies)
... I have had 2 facet injections and each help for a short amount of time. The good thing is that they think they've located the pain origin!!!! YEAH. I had a discogram and let me tell you - it certainly wasn't pleasant, to say the least. I also had 2 ESI injections and they didn't do much. My pain is centralized in my lower back with slight radiating pain into my buttocks. ... (19 replies)
... s in a disc. With a needle they wrap a catheter around the involved disc and heat to 90 degrees for 15 min.This makes the collagen in the disc soft and they also burn the nerve endings around the disc. ... (4 replies)