I had a Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation done on my lower lumbar L1-L5 4 weeks ago. I am beginning to notice some improvement such as almost no leg spasms at night anymore. But I am having bad hip and lower back pain, cannot stand or walk very long yet. Is this normal, and can I expect more improvement?
Radio frequency ablation is a procedure used to provide long term pain relief which is not provided by simple injections or nerve blocks. Many patients who are being considered for this procedure have already undergone simple injection techniques like Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint Injection, Sympathetic Nerve Blocks, or other nerve blocks with pain relief that is less prolonged than desired. This is done by selective destruction of nerves that carry pain impulses,and the pain can be reduced or eliminated from any part from a few months to up to 12 months.I am sure that you will soon recover and improve but if you didn't mark any changes you could consult the physician.
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