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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

I’m at my wits end. Having tried literally everything there is and I’m now going to enquire with a neurosurgeon about this radio frequency treatment.
Has anyone with peripheral neuropathy tried this?
Would you recommend it?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I've had it done 2 times works pretty good but still have pain just not as intense.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

How often can one get this procedure done?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I am scheduled for this procedure at the Allevio Pain Management Clinic in Toronto. Medications, alternative therapies, and cervical spine surgery have been ineffective in pain management. Healthcare… read more

My Therapist Said There Are Therapists That Specialize In Chronic Pain. Would It Be Worth Switching?

My Therapist Said There Are Therapists That Specialize In Chronic Pain. Would It Be Worth Switching?

Ive had depression and anxiety long before the chronic pain but I finally have a great husband and good job then this chronic pain starts. It feels like I can't catch a break.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Just don't let them tell you your pain is in your head
Some may be..... but when the drunk driver hit me and I went through a windshield, thst is physical painful trauma to many parts of my body.… read more

Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Radiofrequency Neurotomy

I am on the waitlist for cervical spine Radiofrequency Neurotomy. I had a C4-C5 cervical spine surgery with iliac bone fusion in Sept 2019. It did not resolve the pain, it worsened the pain and further decreased range of motion. I also had a fusion at L4-L5 in 2002, and lumbo-sacral tarlov cysts removed in 2021 (since grew back). I have advanced OA (cervical spine greatly affected), tarlov cysts, and Myofascial Syndrome. For those that had the procedure done, what was your experience and… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

The procedure was performed last Monday, it is now Friday. There is no difference in pain - actually worse. The pain is currently at an 8 (greater than usual 6-7). I also read it can take a couple… read more

Belbuca

Belbuca

Why can’t my doctor prescribe this medication to me for severe chronic back pain

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I meant to say.. I can't tell if it works or not.. don't like how it makes me feel

Massage Therapist Recommendations For Los Angeles Area

Massage Therapist Recommendations For Los Angeles Area

Does anyone have a massage therapist who they would recommend in the Los Angeles area (preferably in the valley) for severe chronic pain due to cervicothoracic neuromuscular spasms? Preferably someone affiliated with a medical clinic/who can bill to insurance, but any and all recommendations are appreciated!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

You may have to try out a few before you find the perfect one~ How's it going?

Has Anyone Tried Kratom? Or Palliative Care?

Has Anyone Tried Kratom? Or Palliative Care?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I just posted the same question. It's Kratom
I have tried the liquid shot. It tastes terrible but 1 shot controlled my pain all day and gave me energy. Unfortunately 1 shot of the strongest dose is… read more

Does Anyone Have Undiagnosed Pain?

Does Anyone Have Undiagnosed Pain?

I’ve been to countless doctors who haven’t been able to figure out what’s wrong with my back and its super frustrating. I don’t know what to do anymore. Any suggestions?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Ask them if they can do an mri and see if it shows anything

Looking For Chronic Pain Therapist

Looking For Chronic Pain Therapist

I am in desperate need of a therapist that specializes in people with pain. Now that most are doing telehealth, location doesn't matter. Thank you for your help. Carrie

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Great news. I found a therapist that specializes in chronic pain. She too has CP which makes a world of difference to me. Here's my 2 cents, i think everybody can benefit from talking to someone. I'm… read more

Does Anyone Else Have Difficulty Wanting To Be Alive Because The Emotional And Physical Pain Feels Unbearable. I'm Not Saying I'm Suicidal

Does Anyone Else Have Difficulty Wanting To Be Alive Because The Emotional And Physical Pain Feels Unbearable. I'm Not Saying I'm Suicidal

I'm not saying I'm suicidal, but I do wish I could just die rather than live in chronic pain and treatment resistant depression.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Thanks, Rebecca. How do you cope with the pain?