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Facet joint Abration

jenniBjenniB Posts: 14Member Connected
edited April 15 in Neurological conditions
has anyone had this procedure carried out recently 

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @jenniB how are you doing today? :)

    There's some information about the procedure, from the spine health website. I'm tagging in some of our members who have mentioned Facet Joint; @Tatie @Tashbash91


  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,361Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @jenniB
    How are you doing? Do you want to tell us a bit more? Have you had this procedure or is it something you will be having?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • jenniBjenniB Posts: 14Member Connected
    Hi Sam, I am due to have 10 lumbar Facet joints severed This Thursday, The Hospital rang to say Although I requested Sedation for the procedure, I cannot have any.
    after the Diagnostic test Which was excruciating torture.
    pain I never want to experience for a second ever again.
    i was traumatised & in shock for two days afterwards & just morphine shook & cried.
    in so much pain for a week after the test.
    i am scared & not sure whether I can cope if the pain is the same 

  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,361Administrator Scope community team
    Oh I am so sorry to hear this :( How did it go on Thursday @jenniB ?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • jenniBjenniB Posts: 14Member Connected
    Hi Sam,
    it went well, painful YES.
    but compared to the diagnostic test. It was bearable.
    i was eventually given an IVF line with a dose of strong pain relief during the procedure which helped.
    I was awake all night prior to the procedure 
    very very sick from 4.00am
    and upon arrival at Hospital 
    My Spine Fellow explained why the NHS don’t give Steroid / Cortisone Injections 
    They cause osteoporosis therefore This was my only option of some decent pain relief.
    i am very very sore, unable to bend & feel very fragile but
    yay better than expected
    THANK YOU for you kind message
     
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,361Administrator Scope community team
    OH I am glad it was better than you thought!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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