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  • I just had my first RFA Procedure done 11/25/09 (this is after I have had ACDF and three epidurals, which did not help) and I am in way more pain as well. My pain level is at least an 8 now. I have Norco 10/325's but they do not do much. I am debating on whether or not to call the nurse at my PM's office and tell her what is going on or if I should just tough it out and see if it gets better in the next few weeks. It is pretty intense pain. I feel like crying everyday from the pain, I am sick of being in pain all of the time. I have been really strong and tried not to complain but it has been going on so long I feel like losing my sanity. Sorry for venting, just frustrated.
  • Give the doc a call. If you are crying in pain I would consider that severe. If nothing else maybe they can give you a better pain med to get you through until the nerves calm down.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
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  • I had my first RFA 12 weeks ago. I saw my PM Dr. 2 weeks post-op and, at that point, I didn't have any relief from my pain. Everyone kept saying wait 4-6 weeks to see results, well, it's been 12 weeks and my pain has increased so much and remains at a constant level of 7/8. I will never consider this procedure again. My insurance has approved a second trial for a SCS, which I'm scheduled for next week. I hope this works because it is probably my only hope of getting some relief from this pain.
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