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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!!

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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

posted 5 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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

posted 15 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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

posted 15 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had nerve ablation. 1st time lasted 5 years. 2nd time about a year. Then my back was so bad I wound up having back surgery. After 5 back surgeries, fused from T11 to S1, mt back feels good. I do have bone spurs in my upper back that cause pain. Has anyone tried Voltaren gel for joint pain? I use it on my upper back every night. My fingers were locking up. Would wake up every morning without being able to open my hands. So besides my back, I put Voltaren gel on my hands every night too. It helps me. Maybe it would help you guys too. My rheumatologist gives me an Rx for it.

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Thank you for explaining it is all so confusing. I still don't understand my diagnosis and how the autoimmune works.

posted 14 days ago
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