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Radiofrequency Neurotomy/Ablation
Hi. I have Idiopathic Syringomyelia that encompasses my spinal cord. I have syringes that start at C3 and exist all the way to my lower lumbar area. Not fun, to say the least. I have had many steroid shots for nerve pain that don't help and now pain dr is saying Radiofrequency Ablation/Neurotomy to cauterizes nerve endings. I was wondering if anyone on this site has had this procedure and did it help? I really do not want anymore shots because the pain from them isn't worth the pay off. I would appreciate any info.. Thanks
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620923 tn?1452919248

  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

I know this was discuss in another thread....I did the search  of  this in the community feature to see older threads on this topic, ....but I was not able to find it....I know we did discuss this tho.

.I am sure someone that has had this  or considered it will reply .....
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I did it today.  The pain at the moment is unbearable.  I thing the spinal cord is angry.  They tell me it will get better but if you decide to do it, make sure you have help afterwards.  
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