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Spinal Ablation Procedure
Can facet joint nerve ablation mask potentially serious thoracic spine conditions? Does facet joint disease continue to progress even after procedure.
Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there - i.E arthritis. ...Read more
Care post nerve rx: I would need more info about this which should be obtained from your md. Type of nerves treated? Type of anesthetic delivered? For example a temporal nerve ablation with no sedation would easily permit driving home but more extensive peripheral nerve treatments may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post op. ...Read more
Having a cooled radio frequency nerve ablation trial run..still on pain meds how do I know if it works? Butrans patch, Lyrica and oxymorphone, worried
Relief will happen: The way you will know if the ablation was successful is that you wont feel the need to seek out your meds all the time. Sometimes a medial branch block is tried prior to doing the ablation and if that was helpful then chances are that the ablation will be beneficial also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spinal stenosis and several deterioratingdiscs, I've now started having sciatic pain.Dr wants to do a radiofrequency ablation is this a good idea?
Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?
Depends: It depends in part on how far out from your first procedure you are, whether or not you are taking anti arrhythmic medications and whether or not you are symptomatic. Persistent AF is simply AF lasting more than 7 days. It is not uncommon to have recurrent AF in the first few months after ablation and still be arrhythmia free in the long term but you will need to be followed closely. ...Read more
If i get a bout of a-fib two months after an ablation does that mean that my procedure is a complete failure?
Not ideal: But may be fine, and or need some supplemental meds to be maximally controlled. ...Read more
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