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Joined: 02/27/2010
My Story:
Chronic back pain-10 years. I tried PT and osteopathic adjustment before being referred to a Pain Clinic. Shots helped but didn't last more than 3 or 4 weeks. I sought surgical evaluation with both a neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon. both said they couldn't operate because the MRIs did not show where the pain originated. The Pain Clinic offered RADIO FREQUENCY LESIONING.

THE INITIAL TREATMENT LEFT ME PAIN FREE FOR 2 YEARS on one side of my low back. The next 2 didn't help much, but the 4th helped a great deal with walking, even though some pain was still there. For various reasons, I am on my 3rd doctor. She uses a combination of pain meds, pain patches and RFL. I continue to have disabling pain for standing, but I think I'm in the right place.

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