An answer from Ms. Rohrbaugh in HTQ Facebook Page:
I had a fusion 6 years ago C-2-3, it turned out well, I have the brace, rods you know the hardware, but recently I have been experiencing left neck, shoulder and shoulder blade pain I have C4-5-6 disc tear and bulge and stenosis, seen my surgeon and we are going to try the procedure- burning the nerve that is causing all the pain, I also have arthritis, I can’t tolerate the injections any longer the steroids make me so sick and I go from Mrs Jeckle to Hyde for a month, so No more, I do not know anyone that has had the procedure, but I have heard that it is effective if the right nerves are burned, it’s a minimal-invasive procedure
The physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in the lower neck or the affected areas this procedure is also called radio frequency rhizotomy it can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or physical therapy, it is a 2 part procedure, ask your surgeon to see if he thinks this procedure may work if the fusion doesn’t relieve the pain.
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