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Old 05-05-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned?

Hi Guys,

As some of you know I had my radio frequency nerve ablation a week ago tomorrow. I must say that I wasn't expecting my pain level to sky rocket after the procedure...but it has! My pain pump doesn't help much nor do the boluses I get. My biggest concern though has to do with my hip. I have developed a tingling sensation on my right hip as well as complete numbness in that area. I had my RFNA on my right side. Should I be concerned?

I see the PA on Wednesday to get my pump adjusted. I'm wondering if I need to call sooner or schedule an appt with the doctor?

Wishing everyone pain free days!


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Old 05-05-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Cindy, I'm sorry I am not familiar with that proceedure. Did your doctor mention any of those problems as a possibility? I would call the doctor just to let him/her know what's going on. Then if it's necessary to get you in they will.

Old 05-06-2008, 03:49 AM   #3
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Re: Should I be concerned?

So sorry Cindy that you weren't warned that your pain may increase after RF..I had the RF last May...and was amazed about the increase in pain...I called my Drs. office several times to let them know about this increase...they said it was the nerves dying back & they kept telling me..wait 10 days...then 15 then 20 then will settle down.. It finally did settle down for me ..... after 30 days... I thought something was very wrong, because the papers the DRs. gave me said I should start feeling better within a week or so...I was disappointed to say the least. Then again, I was told that sometimes the RF doesn't work..because the nerve hides out in a groove in the that point I was like sure... I do hope that your pain settles down...and that the steroids they injected at the time of the RF kick in and help calm everything down for you..


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