Cryoneurolysis for nerve pain?

Posted by catrogocki @catrogocki, May 17, 2013

I have bad nerve pain due to a damaged nerve during surgery. I read an article about a procedure where the nerve is frozen to relieve pain. I believe they called it cryoneurolysis. Has anyone heard of this and where it is being done?

My neurosurgeon at Mayo told me that they do not perform surgery for pain alone… I suggest you locate a pain clinic. I have had 3 nerve block procedures. The first lasted 3 months, the second 1 month and the third lasted a week… They play down the risks, but they range from no result to paralysis. Do your homework…

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@jeffinmn

My neurosurgeon at Mayo told me that they do not perform surgery for pain alone… I suggest you locate a pain clinic. I have had 3 nerve block procedures. The first lasted 3 months, the second 1 month and the third lasted a week… They play down the risks, but they range from no result to paralysis. Do your homework…

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Thanks for your reply! What does the nerve block involve? I have a pain specialist and have had several cortisone shots which do provide some relief. But I am looking for better
options to manage the pain. The procedure I mentioned is minimal and seems to involve putting a probe under the skin and making it really cold to literally freeze the damaged nerve. The article I found is at:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130415172013.htm

Has anyone heard of this procedure and whether it is being done clinically in the US or Canada?

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Have you tried taking Neurotin or Lyrica? I have neuropathy and it has recently spread very quickly throughout my body and the only relief I am able to get is with Neurotin (generic is Gabapentin) and without it, I can’t function because of the pain and the feeling of a heater being placed against my feet and my legs going numb and feeling very heavy and making it hard to walk. Mine started from a car accident but I’m being tested for Lyme Disease because of the rapid increase of nerve damage throughout my body. If you’ve never tried those meds, I would definitely recommend it before taking a chance with a procedure that may cause more damage. Best of luck to you and I hope you feel better soon!

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