It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-10-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 372
kera4 HB User
radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Hi everyone! I think I waited too long to reschedule my lumbar facet rhizotomy. The last two weeks I have been in SO much pain, and taking more Ultram than usual. Bless my Physiatrist, he fit me into his schedule this Thursday to re-do the procedure. I just feel so low down from the pain right now. I keep going in the bathroom to cry, so my kids don't see how I feel. My sacroiliac joints are really bad too-but my doctor won't re-inject them until two weeks after the rhizotomy. So, I think it will be a bad few weeks. I keep icing, and using the TENS machine, but the BURNING pain is still there
It is so frustrating! I am also taking a prednisone pack, but it doesn't seem to be working. Thanks for your support, any tips would be appreciated! Kera4

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-10-2007, 11:57 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,696
clover60 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Kera
I am so sorry you are in so much pain. I had a rhizotomy done and when the nerves regenerated the pain was awful. I can certainly relate to how you are feeling. I actually had to go to the er because my pain got so out of control and my Dr was out of town.

I wish I could give you some advice on how to help but it sounds like you are doing all you can

You will be in my thoughts and prayers

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western us
Posts: 7,267
ms_west HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

I have never had radiofrequencing so I really can't comment on that but I can offer prayer that your pain will be relieved soon and to say that I am so sorry you are hurting so much.

 
Old 03-10-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bayville, Nj, USA
Posts: 169
picnica HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Is your back burning or your legs/arms?

 
Old 03-10-2007, 12:44 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,228
Sage48 HB UserSage48 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Kera,

So sorry that you are hurting so badly. Don't have any suggestions on how to help you, you seem to be doing it all. Just wanted to let you know that another person is praying that you can find some relief soon.

Sage

 
Old 03-10-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 290
ustalaughalot HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Hi Kera

I haven't had your procedure either but I think most of us on here understand nerve pain. I am sorry that you are suffering now, I will keep you in my prayers as well. Feel better soon... Usta

 
Old 03-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #7
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: illinois
Posts: 82
ala3 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Hi Kera,
I really hope you will feel better soon. I always follow your posts because we seem to have similar back/ SI/ facets problems. My kids are young and they are used to me crying ,they don't make a big deal of it and I am glad, because sometimes it's impossible to hide or stop when you are in so much pain.Try to get some rest if you can.I will keep you in my prayers.
Alex

 
Old 03-10-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 372
kera4 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Thank you, everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers! I really appreciate it! I have been able to rest more today, since my husband is home to help with the kids. My kids are helpful-they are ages 3, 5, 11 and 13. I do not have to lift any of them anymore, thankfully. I just have to hold out 5 more days, and then I can do the rhizotomy again. Thanks once again! Kera4

P.S. Picnica, it is burning all up and down my lower back/buttocks/groin. I do not have leg/arm pain. I have bad arthritis in my facet joints/sacroiliac joints.

 
Old 03-11-2007, 05:00 PM   #9
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: illinois
Posts: 82
ala3 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Hi Kera,
Yes, I did have radiofrequency done in my SI joints (I assume it's the same as rhizotomy). I had it done in November, I noticed a huge difference after about three weeks. For a couples of months I had a really bad muscles pain in piriformis but it's much better now. In my case it's really helping. The steroids injections helped just a little and for a short time. From what I read you had radiofrequency done a few times .Does it hurt the same or more when it wears off? Hope you are doing better. Only a few more days till Thursday.
Alex

 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #10
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 372
kera4 HB User
Re: radiofrequencing worn off-in SO much pain!

Dear Alex, Thanks for the information! This will be the third time I have had radiofrequencing of the lumbar facet joints. This time it feels worse than it did before I ever had the procedure. But, that could be because I waited a bit too long to reschedule. The pain nerves do grow out gradually, and the second time I had it done, I rescheduled sooner. I think now I know that 8 months is about as long as I will get, and to wait 9 months is a bad idea. My advice would be, as soon as you feel some of your original symptoms, re-schedule. I do know my insurance makes you wait a minimum of 6 months between radiofrequencing the same area.

That is good that you have got pain relief from the SI radiofrequencing! I may still do it in the future, because the SI injections only last me 2 months. I held back on this because the doctor I was refered to for SI RF had only done it for 20 patients, and my current doctor only does lumbar RF. I may have to look further, but first I will do this lumbar RF. By resting more this weekend, and not sitting down AT ALL,my pain is down a little. But after taking care of the kids this week, I know I will be ready for big pain relief on Thursday Of course this week has to be so busy with one of my boys getting his braces on, my daughter is sick, and 2 kids have teacher conferences.....oh well, I know pain relief is in sight.

Take care, Kera

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Adderall worn off fiveninefive ADD / ADHD 10 09-24-2010 06:31 AM
How long can these nails be worn? Katielyn Nail Problems 4 11-12-2009 12:55 PM
my girlfriend is ******* me off! SoulTears Relationship Health 5 05-11-2009 10:11 AM
worn meniscus gmanson171 Knee & Hip Problems 3 07-12-2006 07:21 AM
Worn fillings and braces rainbow_mandi Dental Health 3 05-06-2006 02:06 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:13 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!