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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Berton Cannon, Community Member, asks

Q: what are the risks of having your nerves burns?

I've been having pain in the lower back area for a whike and they gave me pills at first now they having me to use Fentanyl patches. Now they ask me to think about having my nerves burn.

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4/11/12 5:55pm

I think this is called nerve ablation...I looked at a couple of websites and didn't find much mention of serious side effects. One site called it a 'safe and well-tolerated procedure". Another mentioned temporary back discomfort and temporary leg numbness. This operation destroys sensory nerves that transmit pain - not nerves that help you move your limbs. Sites on the internet emphasize its safety but be sure to carefully discuss this and any other surgical procedures with your physician/surgeon. 

 

The procedure generally works for 3-9 months..

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By Berton Cannon, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/22/14, First Published: 04/10/12