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Pain Management: Had a cervical facet joint nerve block that worked! Dr. now offers me a facet joint denervation that lasts longer. Should I do it?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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In brief: Discuss pros & cons

Radiofrequency denervation can have longer lasting effects than nerve block injections.
Adverse effects are uncommon and include the possibility of an increase in pain or permanent neurological problems (numbness, weakness). Discuss the risks, benefits, and your concerns with a pain management specialist. http://asipp.org/documents/Cohenetal2FactorsPredictingSuccessandFaiure.pdf

In brief: Discuss pros & cons

Radiofrequency denervation can have longer lasting effects than nerve block injections.
Adverse effects are uncommon and include the possibility of an increase in pain or permanent neurological problems (numbness, weakness). Discuss the risks, benefits, and your concerns with a pain management specialist. http://asipp.org/documents/Cohenetal2FactorsPredictingSuccessandFaiure.pdf
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