If anyone has had this procedure, I would like to know if they were happy they got the procedure because after they determine if you are a candidate for the procedure, they ablate or burn the nerves which causes a burning sensation (like a sunburn) before it starts to work. My pain management doctor is recommending this because I literally have to sleep on the area every night because of other issues from other injuries on the other side side of my body so I have no choice but I get very little… read more
I didn't have a radiofrequency ablation for sciatica. I have had them for back problems that include scoliosis, and hernated discs, and spinal stenosis. I did say that they did them on both sides of my back about a year ago and one side worked and one side didn't. Half a loaf is better than none. I'm allergic to aspirin and NSAIDS and Tylenol doesn't do much but Arnica gel (a homeopathic) seems to.
I had no burning sensation. I was asleep when I had it done. I had no pain afterwards. I also took Tylenol and if I had back pain, I also took the muscle relaxant Methocarbamol or Robaxin. If you feel that you had pain because you possibly were awake you could ask to be sedated. I sleep on my back or side without problems, even after a procedure.
Yes I had it done about 4 yrs ago and I have not had any problems since. I think it’s worth a try.
The Tenex procedure is a trademarked, non-surgical procedure that helps patients who are suffering from chronic tendon pain by nonsurgically removing damaged scar tissue on the tendons. This procedure, developed by Tenex Health, is particularly effective on the tendons of the elbow, shoulder, knee and ankle. @A MyLupusTeam Member. I did write my story I will have to look into why it's not available.
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