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What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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In brief: Radiofrequency Ablat

More side effects from anethesia.
The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days

In brief: Radiofrequency Ablat

More side effects from anethesia.
The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days
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