I tried posting over in pain management but didn’t get too much traction so I thought I’d try here. I had a Radiofrequency ablation on T10-T12 three weeks ago. The great news is that my pain has moved and pretty much just hangs out where the injections were on the spine. It skips most of my back and my ribs are in pain. It’s like a burning, tingling pain. It typically hurts when I lean against my back but the muscle spasms seem to last all day.
I didn’t get any steroid with my RFA, which my pain doctor said is atypical. I turned down the steroid because I’ve already had a few in the last year.
Of course, the doctor says increased pain only lasts 10-14 days but I’m at 3 weeks with no signs of stopping. Anyone have experience with a thoracic RFA and the pain it causes?