Post Edited (Travis_Nobilis77) : 9/28/2007 8:08:32 PM (GMT-6)
No, mine was actually called radiofrequency nerve ablation, I had the nerve blocks done first to determine where to "burn" the nerve. they worked pretty good, I found that the first week or so I felt icky, but after that things were much better.
I have missed you! I am getting married May 31st and am thankful that things are feeling better...that was a huge concern of mine trying to plan the wedding
to tysmyboo my name is ashley . i have been diagnosed with cervical headaches. i live in n.j. and i go to thomas jefferson headache center in phila,pa. for the last six months.my doctor there has hospitalized me twice. none of the medications worked. the trigger point injections of lidocaine did not work either. he sent me to pain management there.my first visit with dr zhou was him giving me 7 steroid injections right into c1-2 and c2-3 vertabraes and also into the facets or joints.well that did nothing. i see him again on the 18th of this month. he did say that if that didnt work he would do what you had done. radiofrequency. could you please tell me where you had your procedure done at? i have had neck pain and headaches for a year and a half now. i am 22 yrs old. cant work or finish school right now. i have pain 24 hrs a day. i have no life. please let me know where you had this done.
thanks ashley givenup
Yes, this was done at my pain management physician's office. He is in a hospital complex and has an "operation suite" where they do procedures like this. They numbed the back of my head/neck and inserted a needle, really expected it to be downright horrible since I had nerve blocks done and it was tough-However, I found that the radiofrequency nerve ablation was less painful. I did have a few rough days immediately after (no more than a week) I wondered why I had this done as I was intermittently in more pain and had some nausea issues. A few days later, I was feeling better than I had in a while!!!
My physician's office is called Metro Pain Associates in Louisville KY...they may have someone they can refer you to closer to your location?!?!
Hopefully you have some relief soon!
I was in the same place as you (miserable!!!), and could not finish college etc. I am now 26, engaged!!!! and getting ready to go back to school-and have a lot less pain and severity so work is not such a challenge. Hang in there, it's gonna get better