Hi, this is my first post. I found this forum due to suffering with chronic pain. The most recent pain is due to bulging discs L4-S1 and arthritis is in same place! I have had epidurals, facet blocks, and most recently (over last two months) radio frequency ablation. My last RF treatment was on December 29th and I am still in severe pain. When I had the first treatment in November on my lower back, left side, I did experience some pretty bad pain for almost two weeks, and I am almost at the two week period from having my lower back, right side done, but this time the pain is much worse. I have gone from taking one Percocet 10/325 per day to taking two. This still does not help much. I am also on Baclofen for the muscle spasms experienced after RF. I felt like the first RF helped, but after having my right side done, now my left side is hurting again. Now I am wondering if the RF helped at all?!? I don't know what to do, my follow up with my pain doctor isn't until the 20th and I am getting very emotional about
this pain. Has anyone else had RF done? What was your experience with it? I am glad to have found this forum!
Current: Bulging Disc L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.
All of this and I'm only 33!