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Epidural Or Ablation?

Epidural Or Ablation?

Hola everyone!! Hope everyone is managing and having a great day. I have a question for anyone that has had an epidural or ablation? I just had me 2nd round of medial branch blocks from my L4 to S1 And now I’m scheduled for an epidural instead of ablation. He said he was afraid ablation would t work and didn’t want to try it just yet. What’s anyones thought or opinion on it. Thanks!!

5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I have had multiple epidurals. Sometimes they work for a little while and sometimes they last longer. A lot depends on if they inject the correct disc(spot). No experience with an ablation.. Good luck.

4 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Good Morning sorry I do not know anything about either. I think the epidural will numb the pain?

5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I have disc protrusion/mild degeneration in my L4, L5, and S1. I guess I have Lumbosacral radiculopathy because of osteoarthritis and the Dr. At the pain clinic said it was pushing on the nerve root

5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Sorry I do not know about either, would like to know

5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I had several months of shots with epidurals in-between. I had one side ablation done in July and second one last week. The first one gave me much relief but second one is still sore and doesn't feel like other side. Just taking day by day right now.

about 1 month ago

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