Re: Radiofrequency Question
I had the radio-frequency procedure done in my neck last April. I went the same route as you, with the facet joint injections first. I am pretty sure they dont do the RF without doing those first. It helped me, but I had bone spurs, arthritis, and disk degeneration, so it really didnt help my bone spurs or disk degeneration. Before I had the RF, I was crying every single day. Afterward (it took about 5 weeks after the RF), I was still in pain but not needing to cry. I think it helped, but it really depends on what your problem is. It didnt hurt when I got it because I was under conscious sedation and have no memory of any of it. It did flare things up for 5 weeks, afterall the nerves just got pretty zapped. I dont regret doing it, but ultimately, for my problem, I ended up having surgical fusion and discetomy on Jan. 10th.