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Back procedure tommorrow

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I'm having a Radiofrequency ablation tomorrow for my back pain. I recently had 2 medial branch blocks as diagnostic procedures to see if radiofrequency ablation would help me. The medial branch block gave me short term relief from my back pain both times I had it done. This is their sign that radiofrequency ablation will most likely help, 80-85% chance that it will. The nerves in that area of my back will melt away over the course of the next few weeks after they use electrical charges on the nerves in my back. I'm nervous but hopeful that this will work.
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CLAIREINPARIS 9/4/2013 3:57PM

    Oh Karen, I am so sorry I missed this... It looks terribly painful. How are you doing?can you see some improvement already? Sending a big big hug your way! emoticon

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FLOATNRN 8/27/2013 1:36AM

    Good Luck! and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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DIANA3BANANA 8/23/2013 10:28AM

    Best of luck!

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MOMULVAY 8/22/2013 6:35PM

  Praying for you, back problems are no fun. I've been very fortunate that any injuries I have had, have responded well to PT and exercise.

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PATTYKLAVER 8/22/2013 8:38AM

    As one with back problems, I sympathize with you. I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Crossing my fingers that you find relief.

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USMAWIFE 8/22/2013 7:28AM

    I have had nerve blocks that just stopped the pain for months but mothing that stops the pain for good. emoticon

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DOVESEYES 8/22/2013 3:56AM

    My thoughts will be with you, hope all goes well for you. {{{hugs}}}

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2DAWN4 8/22/2013 12:07AM

    Good luck!


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MEMORIES7 8/22/2013 12:07AM

    Hello Karen, I know people that have had this done with awesome success and I am praying that it does the same for you!! You are in my prayers! Please let us know how it went:) Hugs, Rose:) emoticon emoticon

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