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How hard would it be to have a radio frequency ablation (rhizotomy) of lower lumbar without pain meds. Before/during/after?
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
What causes pancreatitis? Can it be caused by an infection after varicose vein ablation, a lumbar epidural injection, multiple prescribed meds?
Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...Read more
Thermal Lesion: Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: A uterine ablation procedure treats the uterine lining. During the procedure, if any uterine polyps were encountered most gynecologists would remove and send to pathology any polyps that were seen. Very small or insignificant polyps not visualized during the procedure would be treated by the ablation. You should contact your gyn to review your history and/or results. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible that the pathway was not fully destroyed by the procedure or that another pathway is present. Depending on the specifics of the ablation, the chance of having recurrent arrhythmia is around 5%. Some people have completely different arrhythmias also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers