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Offline pak

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radion frequency ablation?
« on: February 13, 2013, 02:15:49 PM »
Has anyone heard of radio frequency ablation?  It was suggested to me as a potential treatment for chronic pain.  Having done limited research so far, it looks like specific nerves are deadened to eliminate/lessen pain in the joint.  My bigest question for anyone who is familiar with this treatment... if the nerves are dead, isn't there a potential for damage to the joint if no pain can be felt?

Any answers of info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: radion frequency ablation?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 02:55:03 PM »
I think Rennschnecke has had something like this (in the UK)
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Re: radion frequency ablation?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 12:54:24 AM »
I had it done for my low back several years ago at a facet joint at l-5,s-1. It didn't do any good because the dr. was inexperienced and did not recognize that small tares in the outer disk wall irritates the adjacent nerves and creates pain. All I needed was an epidural at or near the disk tares. The nerves that are ablated eventually find each other and grow back in most cases.