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RF for lumbar spine

Does anyone have any experience of this procedure? Successful or not. Am desperately seeking a solution - or at least some relief, from my ongoing pain. Many thanks.

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Yes me, although it was 30 years ago and I had just developed Meningitis in the army, they had to take some fluid from my spine so hence the procedures, I hurt so much, I had to go through this again and no different from my first one lol, but I should imagine things will changed nowadays because painkillers in my time weren’t the strongest. Best of luck and I hope it helps you to find the answers to your question soon.

Philip

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Thank you, Philip. Very kind of you to reply so quickly. I guess things haved moved, and am investigating. Meanwhile, the very best of luck to you too.

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What Is RF??x

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radio frequency

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Oh I still don’t know what it is lol.. I’ve had medial nerve block..

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Don't worry...think I lost the plot days ago!!

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RF ..... is it the same/similar procedure as a Spinal epidural?

I've had a few epidural injections....

They are uncomfortable but they never gave me any pain, probably the thought of what they were doing was the most uncomfortable.

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Try this video to explain....

spine-health.com/video/lumb...

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I had an epidural for my back pain. It worked. It has been nearly 2 years now. I would have another one. I have been to Keep Fit this morning and feel much better for it. I nearly told myself not to go as I had pain, it was worth it to see other people older than you doing exercise.

Good luck.

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So its not as invasive as an epudural as such.

Looks like a good idea to me....

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Not as invasive no but not a high success rate either

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Anythings worth a try.

If I was told putting a plant pot on my head would help I'd give it a go.....🤣

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Make sure it's empty first!!

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....... ah yea top tip, thats why I'm on this forum looking for advice.

I did wonder how all that soil got down the back of my neck..... 🤔

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I wont ask then where the plant was!!! x

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Hi fyllida

I have radio frequency treatment for severe nerve pain in right leg!. It's very effective, worth the backache I get at first. I am painfree for weeks at a time, just wish it would last longer!. I definitely recommend it. Good luck if you have it. Hope it helps you. X

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Hi, i have it every 6 months. More painful then just injections and it takes longer but lasts longer too and hopefully burns the nerve too !

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Thank you so much. Thats really very helpful info.

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If injections give you relief of pain it’s likely denervation will too - docs say 12 months -18 months. Personally I get 6 months If that. But it keeps me going, I wouldn’t pay the cost of it twice annually If this wasn’t the case !

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I had it years ago. Extremely painful at the time (they said I had to be awake, but I've met people who were sedated, so definitely ask for that!), but gave good relief for a few months.

My consultant told me that effects can range from none at all to complete cure (very uncommon). Worth a try.

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I had months of RF in my lumbar spine & it worked for a week the first time then nothing. It was long winded too

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