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Posted by monte on 11/06/03 at 20:10 (136598)

Hi all...well....the pin cushion is home again. All went well with the procedure. Dr Cozz is great. The first time I did the RFL, I got some relief, but I had picked 7 or 8 spots on each foot in random places where there was pain. I did get some relief. This time I tried a different approach:

I thought about trying to work in clusters. So, I marked all the pain spots that I had on both heels. I figured that if I can get relief in a large area, rather than in little spots here and there...I will notice it more.

If this idea works, we will work on the arches next time. The recovery after the arch treatment was a little bit long last time. That is because you have to pass through more muscle belly than in the heels.

It is all worth it if it works. By the way....the doctor did give me one treatment in the middle of each arch today. I had showed him a pinpoint pain spot, so he decided to treat it. But everything else was on the heels.

I feel fine right now. I do have pain from the procedure....but it is mild. I also still have my PF pain too....like an old friend, it is always here.

I will update everyone tomorrow. I might actually feel some results...it can be immediate or take up to a week or two.

I hope all this works for two reasons: 1. So I can get back some of my old life and do more things with my kids and at least be more comfortable; and 2. So that everyone here can have another chance to lower their pain.

Thanks for the support


Carole C in NOLA on 11/06/03 at 21:51 (136603)

Monte, I will keep my fingers crossed for you! I am hoping that you will see some results soon.

That is so sweet that you want this so that you can do more things with your kids, and so that others here can maybe find a way to lower their pain too. You have had so much pain, but you still think of others even right after your treatment! Your kids are lucky to have such a great father.

Carole C


BrianG on 11/06/03 at 21:53 (136604)

Way to go Monte! Although I don't think I'd ever refer to my PF, as 'an old friend'. It's more like an albatross !!!



Bonnie on 11/06/03 at 22:41 (136610)

Sorry guys. What's RFL? Thanks


dave r on 11/07/03 at 07:32 (136648)

radio freguency lesioning


john h on 11/07/03 at 10:01 (136662)

Dave: I had Radio Frequency Lesioning about 3 years ago for a back problem. Unfortunately it did not work. A tricky procedure as the Doctor has to guide the needle using something like a flouroscope to a very precise area in the spine. You sure do not want it fired up in the wrong area. I was watching the scope during the procedure. I anticipated a lot of pain but it was really no big deal other than the local in the back. The procedure was performed by a Pain Specialist under the supervision of a Orthopedic Back Specialist. You need to be awake and aware during the procedure as the Doctor asked about sensations. I also had a Discogram which really did have me up tight as I had read some horror stories about this procedure. Once again you need to be alert to advise the Doctor of what you are experiencing. During this procedure which was done at three levels the Doctor was able to reproduce my symptoms. Seems like I must have had either 3 or 6 locals for this procedure. It is sort of the mother of all back procedures as far as I am concerned and that includes the myleogram which is no piece of cake. RFL in the foot I am not familar with. I would wonder how you locate the precise nerve(s) you are trying to treat?


john h on 11/07/03 at 10:40 (136666)

Brain although I do not have one I expect PF is like an ex-wife or ex-husband rather than an old friend.


Suzanne D on 11/07/03 at 11:54 (136686)

Thanks for keeping us informed, Monte! I really do hope this helps you.

Suzanne :)