Re: does burning the nerves help soft tissue pain
My pain mgmt doctor has a treatment room in their office. So when I have had ESI, Ablations and even my discogram done in their treatment room. The room resembles a small operating room with the procedure table, flouroscope for flouroscopic x rays , oxygen, etc.
They had me walk back and sit in 1 of 3 recliner chairs, started an IV, and walked me into the treatment room where I laid face down on the table. They gave me versed an fentanyl and I faded into conscious but sedated. He had the ablation done in about 20 minutes. Then they require I sit back in the recliner for about 30 minutes and was released. Hubby drove me home and I took a nap. I used my regular pain meds for any ache that resulted and took it easy for 48 hours after. I think it took me 2 weeks to be confident the ablation had worked.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08