Hi I'm new here. But I've already had the above procedure on my lower back, I think if you go and have anything done which causes you some or a lot of pain during procedure s, I try to focus on the after or post procedure, and just hope I get a good result of less pain or magically pain free. My advice would be can you cope with the pain you have prepared treatment or not? That will give you a good base to make a decision n if you do decide to go ahead go without any concerns and think of a wonderful place you would like to be during procedure, it helps the brain and then body to relax. One thing I do know we are all different and your experience will be different to mine. And whilst procedure has started - if it's too painful or uncomfortable for you - the nurse with you will ask you if you want to stop the procedure and they will stop. You should give yourself a chance! The doctor is just telling you as it is. But try it- You can STOP the procedure anytime. Your always in CONTROL , Good Luck!! Hope I haven't bored you too much Zeeb
Bamba ,your doctor should have the equipment to find the correct area to ablate, which doesn't require you to be awake. I couldn't imagine being awake. I have seen them done while I was in training. We don't have any issues getting insurance to cover sedation for those procedures, so I would think it was standard.
Zeeb, I have had this procedure done and get it done twice a year... Sometimes it takes and other times it doesn't...I don't get out of totally, they have what they call awake sedation... Your awake but you are relaxed more and Don't feel much of anything. You will be sure for day's afterwards but sometimes it's totally worth it.