After 5 years of unsuccessful treatments, I finally found a Doctor that could give me some answers. He did some diagnostic injections and then decided the best course of treatment would be RFA. That was done a little over a week ago. I was under a mild anesthesia, as they wanted to be able to communicate with me during the procedure, came home more sore than I have ever felt, and although the pain has somewhat subsided, I am still in pain more than I am used to. I don't have my follow up until the end of next week. I don't like taking pain meds as it just makes me more tired. The anti-inflamitories I take maybe once or twice a day, but I'm not a big pill taker. Ice packs have been packed as a regular for work now. Can anyone give me any insight as to when the pain will subside? They say I may start to see something at week 3. How about mild exercises to help progress things along? Thanks in advance!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. After RFA the pain and sensations may remain for 10-14 days. Physical therapy should be started only after pain subsides substantially. Thereafter strengthening the muscles and ligaments around the pain area helps reduce the pain. Please discuss the best course with your doctor. Take care!
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