Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
burning nerves
I had back surgery in august.  i still cannot walk.  i have had therapy, spinal blocks, meds. and now my dr. wants to burn the nerves in my back.  what are the pros and cons of this and is the pain bad after this procedure?  i am 70 years old and live alone in a two story house.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, the pros of nerve destruction are that it might be able to get rid of the discomfort/ pain, the cons include that it might be associated with sensory or motor loss as well. I would suggest discussing the situation, the precise procedure and the pros/ cons in detail with your treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
317787 tn?1468754865
Hello I am so sorry to hear of your pain.  I don't know about burning the nerves however I do know of a lidocain patch called Lidoderm which numbs the nerves.  It was created for people with shingles, it is a numbing agent and does not give any side effects.  You could try that while you decide what to do.
Unfortunately some times when we have surgery, the surgery may work but then we end up with new pains.
Good luck
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
317787 tn?1468754865
Hi I see where a doctor has answered your question, perhaps you should do what the doc says.
Good luck to you
Dee
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1972385 tn?1343830676
hi sassyrabbit454; My wife's dr also wants to burn nerves in my wife's lower back.I am skeptical of this procedure.I would think your body has a MEMORY AND WOULD TRY TO REPLACE THE BURNED NERVES.Oops,had the caps lock on.I just got rid of my hep c virus and now my wife has had pain in her lower back.We have done everything to alleviate the pain.I have the same problem and after 6 weeks at a pain hospital,I learned how to treat pain.But my wife has about 3 conditions giving her the problem.Her dr suggested burning the nerves.After 2 treatments of shots(I think novacain shots) this will pinpoint the area for burning.It sound good bit it raises a red flag.My pain when I get it warns me that I am over doing something.I use pain as an alarm.If the nerves are burned,how is your body going to warn you or a problem of hurting yourself worse.I have a lot of questions for her dr.I am going to research this like I did with my hep.Also Hi DEE.How are things with you?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Back & Neck Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pain Answerers
547368 tn?1440545385
Blank
On the Beaches of Paradise, FL
Avatar universal
Blank
Milwaukee, WI
Avatar universal
Blank
st. louis, MO
17878338 tn?1465314274
Blank
Chesapeake, VA