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... I truly believe the fear was worse than the procedure. The reason I was so scared was because they told me it would be painful and I could not have any sedation. Well, before I left the house at 6am, I took a 2mg tablet of valium. Otherwise I would have freaked out. ... (7 replies)
... Hi to all on the board. You were such great help to me when I was in a very painful place I wanted to update you to my condition and see if anyone had any more insights to help me. ... (2 replies)
Feb 9, 2003
... I'm doing a little better today. ... (4 replies)

... Luckily I had a surgeon who doesn't believing in doing discograms, so that was one "spinal experience" that I missed! But everyone reports they are painful. ... (3 replies)
... I wanted to take the time and give you my experience with my facet lumbar rhizotomy. I have 2 and no success at all, what is frustrating is that about 1 week after the procedure there is a large relief in pain but by the end of the second week the pain is severe. ... (4 replies)
... For me, the procedure was not too bad. A bit more painful than the injections, but not too much. ... (8 replies)
... I'm new to the message boards. I'm having a nerve block next week? ... (16 replies)
... I had the injections. They were painful at first but did give me a few days relief. I also had a rhizotomy which took care of the leg pain for about 6 months. My Dr said that the injections with my pain diary helped him to pinpoint my problems. ... (12 replies)
... Dear Ala, Your situation is very similar to mine! ... (6 replies)
... S1 and SI joints inflamation. Now my pain is different . It went up and it hurts when Itry to bend backwards. He wants to do facets injections from L2 down. ... (6 replies)
... The rhizotomy is different that injections because no steroid is injected. ... (19 replies)
... However, lately the disc has been getting very painful. When this happens my sitting time goes way down, it is so frustrating! ... (14 replies)
Sep 30, 2006
... Gosh you sound just like me. I also have the defect since birth so they say. I have had alot of back pain since the birth of my oldest son. He is now 23. I have seen alot of Dr's and so even made me feel that I was making all this up and just trying to get Drugs. I hate to take pills. ... (3 replies)
... Rhizotomy is the word you are looking for. It involves Facet Joint Denervation. They can burn or freeze the nerves but they will grow back over time. ... (3 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. ... (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. ... (19 replies)
Feb 8, 2003
... I thought I'd start a new thread 'cause the other one was getting a little long lol! ... (4 replies)
DDD and the pain
Oct 13, 2001
... I'm sure we all do. I never had any luck with nerve blocks. I was sedated when they did them, so there wasn't any pain during the procedure. There was just a bit of localized pain afterwards, but an ice pack took care of it. ... (6 replies)
... It is commonly done for intractable spine pain. You have to pick the worst level, but it can help tremendously and lasts about a year. Can be redone then. Just have to figure out which level is most painful. Pain management Drs do the procedure under sedation and fluoroscopy. ... (13 replies)
... Well the Rhizotomy has helped a little. Of course I feel the right side pain more now. So the tright side needs to be done. See the doc in a little over a week, so I suppose he will agree. ... (81 replies)

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