Today I had RF Ablation done on my lower back. What the doctor told me was that in general the pain relief will last longer, which I am happy about. What was not stated clearly was that it can hurt much worse after the procedure before it feels better. Thankfully, I have an awesome husband who let me take a couple pain pills and sleep most of the day. It is starting to feel better, so for that I am grateful. My stomach is a bit unhappy about the sedation/pain med combo, but I am hopeful that I will feel fine in the morning.
If you have low back pain you know that at some point you will try anything to get rid of the pain. After I don't know how many years of living with this (at least twenty), that is where I am at. On the plus side, those years have not all been as bad as it currently is, instead it has progressively gotten worse. That of course is just the way it works.
I really am hopeful finally. I have a doctor who understands how I feel and what I want from life. He too has the same back problem, and he also has little ones at home. I am hopeful that in the next couple months I will be able to keep up with my kiddo as she rides her bike down the street, perhaps even riding my own bike again! :-)
Can't say it enough, YAY FOR MY AWESOME HUSBAND!