The procedure itself hurt a lot (not the radiofrequency part but rather the needle insertion part), but Dr. G. used plenty of numbing medicine and they put good stuff in my IV that made it tolerable while he worked.
The first few days I was very sore and relied on steady pain meds to keep the pain to a tolerable level. The pain from the procedure has improved a lot since Wednesday. I'm still having some bad head pain and migraines, though, so I hope that will eventually die down.
Dr. G. said I can expect the pain from the procedure to last as long as two or three weeks and that my pain will most likely get worse before it gets better. I'm hopeful, but guarded, that I might get some lasting results from the procedure with time. I go back for a follow up appointment in a month.
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