Feb 21, 2009
I was involved in a pretty bad car wreck back in 2001, and ever since then I have had lower back issues, on again off again. I have had medial branch blocks done in the past, followed up with an RF nerve block procedure. This basically "disables" the nerve in the compromised spinal disc area from sending the pain signal to your brain. It is a temporary "fix" which can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years before it wears off and you start feeling the pain again. I had my first RF block done back in the summer of 2007, and it just recently wore off. So, I got about a year and a half of relief from the procedure, so not too bad at all.
Anyway, I have been in the process of getting this done again, because my lower back pain and sciatic pain from that disk degenerated area has been coming back. Between the back pains and the BCFS symptoms, sometimes it hard to determine which one is the bigger issue on a day-to-day routine! LOL. So, needless to say, I've been a little sidetracked lately. I have the RF procedure coming up the first week of March, so that should help offload some of my back pain issues hopefully.