I had my 3+ month denervation follow up with Dr. P yesterday. While I am doing better as long as I’m on the Gabapentin and Meloxicam, when I do not take it, my pain levels return to pre-surgery levels. Therefore, we have decided to go ahead with the cryoablation. The reasoning, I believe (Dr. P can correct me if I’m wrong), is this: since I had a 100% resolution of pain with the initial cord block procedure (at least for 6 hours), the pain is nerve related. The denervation did not ligate the specific nerves causing the pain, but the block did, so waiting for additional resolution of pain from the denervation will probably be fruitless. With the cryoablation, he will target other nerves in a different location. I have only spoken with one person who has had this procedure done, and am wondering if other members of the forum have had the procedure, and what their results have been. Even on the old forum, I couldn’t find out much about it. So, guys…any insight on this?
Don H (formerly Deltona_don)