Just looking for other peoples experience for this procedure. On the 3rd of next month I am going in for my 2nd diagnostic before the actual nerve burning procedure. The 1st diagnostic didn't really help for more then 5 mins and they consider that a successful test. Has anyone had the procedure done and then started experiencing pain again after being pain free?
Welcome to the Pain Mangement Forum. I am glad that you found us at MedHelp and took the time to post. I am sorry that you are having nerve pain, one of the most difficult forms of pain to treat.
You are certainly going about this the right way...gathering all the information you can and educating yourself in the procedure.
I have not had it done. I have done a lot of research on the subject. I am not certain the procedure will leave you pain free. It should ease your pain. Ppl report varying degrees of reduced pain. In my opinion much depends on your particular condition, the skill of the physician or technician and the your individual response.
The nerves do regenerate over time. In some ppl this can be in six months and in others it can take up to 18-24 months. If it were an option for me I would have the procedure done.
We do have members that have had this procedure done. I suspect one of them will see your post and respond. I hope you will share your experience with the procedure and as well as the results with us. We all learn from one another.
I'm pretty sure my friend just had this done last week. You can look her up on here - chasingthehigh2. If this is the same thing that she had done- she said it didn't hurt, etc. It was her first time so I don't know that she'll be able to answer your last question. I will let her know that you have this posted and try to get her on here to talk with you about it!
Thank you for the posts! Yes I would love to hear some post procedure outcomes. As I'm a little concerned considering the diagnostic (injectable block of the nerve) didn't really last very long till my pain came back.
I myself will be going in sometime within two weeks to have this done. I was injured at work back in October 2010. My MRI showed a herniated disk and my thecal sac was flattened some. So far two spinal injection didn't work, then I had nerve block at L3 L4 and L5 on left side. It relieved some pain but not all for little over a week, then the pain levels came back up. I have been from Chiropractic to a Specialist, two months of Physical Therepy and now this coming soon, with no real luck. I can't sit more than ten minutes without pain getting worse, and walking for 10 to 15 minutes it elevates. 30 to 40 minutes the pain and the spasms get bad enough that I just want to lay down just to ease all of it
Thery put me on Celebrex to help inflamation (inflammation), and Amitriptyline to slow the nerve firing ( but primary use is for depression ), but it was the docotrs order. The ER placed me on pain killers and I had no luck there so I don't take them.
I don't like taking meds and only being 29 years old, with this injury. My current work can become very physical being a prison guard, each of my docotrs don't recomend getting into anymore confrontations, I can't even bend over and touch my feet or do sit ups anymore.
My main question will the nerve burning really work, I know its not a fix to the back just the pain levels we feel, maybe.
I had the nerve burn procedure done the doctor burned 3 nerves at one time,after it was done i was in unbearable pain for the next six days from the procedure.I call my doctor and they told me to do was put a ice pack on my back were the pain was,there answer was that it caused from the inflamation (inflammation) that the procedure dose to your body.when that pain finaly went away i got about 10 precent pain relife with my back pain.
I had the procedure done to the nerves in my neck (right side) in December, of 2011. I have been medication free and I was taking 3-4 pain and muscle relaxers daily. I am beginning to get some pain back and plan on having it done again. The pain is not bad enough for meds, but I want to go back before it gets worse. I highly recommend the procedure.
Thank you for sharing that. I am scheduled to have the procedure done next month. Could you tell me about the process? Were you awake during the procedure? Was it done with a needle or did you need an incision? How painful was it?
I had the c1-c8 nerves burnt on the left side of my neck in June. The pain from the procedure was bad for about two weeks then eased alot. Until I fell recently it was getting better. Now I'm having pain again and also on right side. I see pain management doctor every three months now. I'm having to take pain need and muscle relaxers again. Trying to decide to have right side done before it gets to bad. It has made a big difference in me. I'm giving the nerve medicine a chance for two more weeks. If it doesn't help I will burn nerves in right side.
I have had both sides of my back done and have no relief from any pain. If anything the pain has gotten worse. If anyone has this done i wish them well nerve burning is not all the doctors say it is. Good luck everyone..
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