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Old 09-26-2010, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: does burning the nerves help soft tissue pain

Personally I now prefer ablations over ESI since ESI use steroids and I now get steroid side effects of endless hunger and weight gain, moon face, and hot flashes that last 4 to 6 weeks after each shot. These began after I had ESI every 6 month, off and on, for a few years. I am not happy introducing steroids into my system when there is a non steroidal option such as ablations. Thus I highly recommend ablations. I had an SI joint ablation which wasn't very painful and lasted over 9 months and I may do it again this Fall
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