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Radiofrequency Ablation for SI joint pain

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Mar 11, 2020 | Replies (4)

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Hi Sue! I'm having my second lower back ablation on Tuesday. It took about 30 minutes and recovery was about a day. I had one in September that got me through a knee replacement surgery and the holidays before the pain returned. The procedure isn't very painful (I wasn't offered sedation) and the effects were good for those few months. I waited too long to schedule my upcoming procedure and have been in serious pain since the first of the year! I'm going to reschedule number 3 way before I start having pain as it takes so long to get an appointment with my pain doc. My only advice is to stay ahead of the pain! I hope the ablation works well for you. I have back pain that is absolutely crippling, so I'm grateful for it. Best wishes!

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Hi Babette – Thank you for your reply. I hope your ablation goes well. My first one is scheduled for 2/12 and I am expecting good results. You're right about keeping ahead of the pain, and I guess I'll keep trying things as long as they work! I have a great physical therapist who will assist. Unfortunately, I have lost so much muscle mass, especially in the gluts, I'm afraid it will take some time to build that back. Good luck with your procedure on Tuesday. Please let me know how it goes! Best Wishes, Sue