Radio frequency lesioning.. Anyone had it?

tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 29. Feb 2012, 10:02 in Living with Arthritis archive
Just wondered if anyone had had the above?
I'm on the waiting list for it for the spine. And something else for thwe knee but I can't remember what he said now.. Lol
He is going to do both at the same time though.

Have had a nosey on the tinterweb, looks like it is definately worth a go.

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  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Not heard of this Tony but will have a "google" cos it sounds interesting.

    By the sounds of it the appt was helpful?

    Hope so.

    Tillyxxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tilly.
    Have done the google too, ooo-err.. Lol
    Looks like it can give good results. I know not to expect much though. That way I'm not disapointed if it does nowt for me.
    Wish I could remember what he said he would do with the knees. Apparently the procedure he's doing on the spine is not possible for knees.. I think it was something similar though. Said something about the knee thing being a fairly new technique.

    I'm taking today as a decent appointment. Just hope that by cutting the fentanyl down that I don't end up much worse. He did say that I could just keep using them if they are actually doing something... BUT, said that recent studies have shown that long term opioid use can effect the immune system, as I'm already on sulfa it's probably best not to be on both. This means apart from the paracetamol and diclofenac, if I stop the patches altogether I'll have no real pain relief.. I'll admit that I worry about that bit.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope nobody minds if I bump this back up. Really interested to see if anyone has had this done before..
    :D

    Bumpety bump :wink:
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bump away tony I never heared of it but one thing worries me
    will you break out into song and what station will you be on.
    It is amazing what they can do these days Tony i just hope it works for you and you get some relief.
    Colin
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Cheers Colin.. You'll know when I start singing, all the cats & dogs will suddenly start throwing themselves from bridges etc :o:lol:



    Looks like it could be good though?? :?
  • YORKYSUE
    YORKYSUE Member Posts: 35
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony i googled this too it sounds really good i hope it works for you .when you had your facet joint injections did you go to the hospital in otley if so was it ok i noticed in an earlier post that you had been to the pain clinic at seacroft hospital an wondered if they send everyone to otley.did you feel any relief after im praying they work for me im desperate to go back to work there is no way i can go back if these dont work hope you get a quick appointment sue
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue.
    Had the facet joint ones done at jimmy's. They have a clinic there in the back. Can't remember the unit name now.
    They did help the back pain a bit yes.. That's why he's trying the next thing. I think if the facet ones help there's more chance of this new thing helping.
    Have you got a date through for having them done? They're not so bad so don't worry about having them done.
    who are you under and which pain clinic if you don't mind me asking. PM me if you like.



    YORKYSUE wrote:
    Hi Tony i googled this too it sounds really good i hope it works for you .when you had your facet joint injections did you go to the hospital in otley if so was it ok i noticed in an earlier post that you had been to the pain clinic at seacroft hospital an wondered if they send everyone to otley.did you feel any relief after im praying they work for me im desperate to go back to work there is no way i can go back if these dont work hope you get a quick appointment sue
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    just bumping this up in case it's been missed..
    Surely someone has had this treatment??
    If not then fear not fellow AC'ers.. For I shall step into the unknown in thy name :shock: :D
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Bump..

    Can't believe nobody has any experience of this.. Lol
    Are they experimenting on me :o:lol:
    I'm gonna be a guinea pig eh? Haha..
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony

    I have had Cervical Denervation Radio Frequency Dorsal Root Ganglion Blocks at C4,5/6 in 2008 which took away the pain for a long time. I do not think this is quite the same that you will be having though. I do not remember anything about it as I was sedated. I also had similar done at L4 & L5 in Decemb er 2009 and am still pain free from sciatica. Again do not remember anything as I was sedated again.

    I am sure it will be fine, especially if it is anything similar to what I had done and the results were good for me.

    Elna x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thanks Elna.. This thing is tiny electrode type wires put through hollow needles to the correct spot, then a radio frequency sent down the wire, could be very similar to what you had.. I'm really hoping it helps.. Lol
    Thanks again hun. :D

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