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Old 03-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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RF Ablation for SI Joint Disorder

Was wondering if anyone here has had RF Ablation for SI joint disorder. I have had it for facet joint issues, but that's a different animal.

I will be having diagnostic injections on my right SI Joint soon, with the first one about a week away. I also have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon this week who specializes in the pelvic/hip region to explore more permanent fixes for the SI Joint.

My pain management doc will want to do the RF Ablation if the SI joint proves to be a problem, and I'm just not sure about it for the SI joint. Based on symptoms and physical exam tests, we are pretty sure the SI Joint is a problem. Sure, it can take the pain away for awhile, but it isn't a permanent fix.

I will have him explain how the RFA will help with the SI Joint, and he is very thorough with his explanations, expected results, etc.