Hi! I am new here, so please bear with me. In the last year I had sucommed to a herniated disk (L5-S1), that had me bed bound for two months. The herniation had twisted its way and tangled itself within the nerve, leaving me with outrageous and mind blowing right leg pain that started in my rear and went completely down to my toes. Oh boy it was painful. Since then I had two microdisectomies a month apart (it re-herniated). That surgery worked tremendously. I was pain free for about 6 months, untill the doc had me go to physical therapy and I went back to work. When the pain started again, it got to the point where I couldn't walk again, so went back to the neurosurgeon. He said I was way to young for fusion surgery, so sent me to a pain management doc. He did a series of 3 spinal epidurals. these worked great for about 2 months, now I am back. I had a facet injection for a trial run to see if the ablation would work for me. I had some improvement, but not for a long period of time. So I am hoping that means the procedure would work if done, right?? I would so get this done, even if it hurts a bit if it would help the leg pain in the long run. My problem is that I am a nurse and am on my feet for 12 hrs 3 and sometimes 4 times a week. After a long introduction my question to you all is..... has anyone out there had this procedure for herniation/scar tissue nerve pain and... did it work for you??
Thanks a bunch!!!