Hello, I am sorry to hear you are in pain. Have you considered a spinal stimulator? I had a cervical radio frequency ablation procedure for severe cluster headache in 1998 at BI-Deaconess hospital in Boston.Harvard's teaching hospital (First Class care), It was no picnic and physical rehab was required. But it worked and gave me 10 years before things began to happen. Today at 47 I suffer from severe right side only peripheral neuropathy. I don't know if it is related to the 1998 procedure, but I have a strong feeling it is related. RF Ablation uses a needle that that protrudes from another needle that heats up the nerve to very high tempeture destroying the nerve and creating lesions. The problem is that adjoining nerves don't die but are injured. As time passes they become very vocal. i don't think that top doctors use the same RF ablation today because of collateral damage to adjoining nerves. It is a procedure that should not be entered into lightly. Get to a top teaching hospital know for neuro-pain. Good luck, hoping you find the right doctor. MPView Thread
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