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radiofrequency ablation for Upper/Mid Back Pain

Posted by @dkapustin, Dec 26, 2018

I started going to Pain Management a few months ago for the chronic pain in my upper/mid back. I have an old compression fracture between T7 and T8 from a hard slip and fall, Osteoporosis, and Osteoarthritis. The doctor has scheduled an radiofrequency ablation tor that area and sounded hopeful that it would help. Has anyone had it done in that region and was it helpful? As an FYI, my Osteoporosis is being treated with Reclast and HRT….for now.

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yes, I have had it done twice, sorry to say it did not work for me, Mine is a compression fracture, I was so hopeful, as the trail procedures went well, however, the real procedures did not. The doctor feels it is the compression fracture that is stopping it from working. It does work for some people, Hopefully it will work for you. Good Luck!

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yes, I have had it done twice, sorry to say it did not work for me, Mine is a compression fracture, I was so hopeful, as the trail procedures went well, however, the real procedures did not. The doctor feels it is the compression fracture that is stopping it from working. It does work for some people, Hopefully it will work for you. Good Luck!

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Thanks, mine is an old compression fracture problem too. I'll have to try it because if procedures are turned down, pain management doesn't like that very much. LOL Fingers crossed.

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@dkapustin Mine,s an old fracture also but have the back pain in bra area let me know if this helps

@lioness That's exactly where my pain is. In the bra area of the back. The one place I can't reach on my own so my sister has to put my tens unit on. LOL By the way, if you've never tired a tens unit, you may want to give it a go. It helps.

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@lioness That's exactly where my pain is. In the bra area of the back. The one place I can't reach on my own so my sister has to put my tens unit on. LOL By the way, if you've never tired a tens unit, you may want to give it a go. It helps.

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@dkapustin Yes I do have a Tens unit they are great I bought a back brush ,a soft pad on it and rub muscle cream on back One thing my chiropractor does after he uses the tens is put heat or ice on feels good. Ice is an anti-inflammatory and heat heals by bringing the blood to the area

Where do you get a tens unit and how much is it?

@pjss48 I got mine along time ago through a catalogue but you can Google it Tens unit mine is a Pro Cure had it for 10 yrs Amazon may have it also

Thanks would Medicare pay for it?

@pjss48 I don't know as my tens was cheap then and my brace I got through Dr.Leanords catalogue you can ask your Dr to order one then Medicare will pay I'm getting a Rollater walker ,as the Dr orders it Medicare will pay for it

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