I am going back to the hospital next week for a different type of injection for the pain in my sacroiliac joints called radiofrequency ablation which I am having in both sacroiliac joints.
I have previously had facet joint injections, trigger points, and nerve blocks to name a few but radiofrequency ablation is quite different from any of these.
A radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is a procedure that uses radio waves to heat and destroys the nerves. These nerves carry pain signals from the injured sacroiliac joint to the brain. Radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint is often recommended for patients who have received short-term pain relief after injecting the SI joint with numbing/steroid medicine but have had unsuccessful results with later therapy.
The best pain relief I have ever had was my after my SI joint steroid injections last December. I had not felt…
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