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Hi! I’m 65 years old and have developed back problems over the last 6 months or so...until then, no problems. After 2 MRIs and several X-rays I was told that I have significant arthritis, a prolapsed disc (lumbar but don’t know space), stenosis and at least 1 lumbar compression fracture that they couldn’t do a kyphoplasty on. I’ve had 2 injections about 3 months apart with excellent relief each time. In fact, I thought I might not need further treatment....then I lifted some boxes and strained things and am having severe pain again. So now am scheduled for a radio frequency ablation on Friday. I understand that it will be similar to the previous injections but to expect to be more sore afterward and that I won’t have immediate relief. Does anyone have any advice about what else to expect/ask before the procedure?
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