Cryoablation in the US, for the pudendal nerve

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Re: Cryoablation in the US, for the pudendal nerve

Postby jaxi123 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:27 am

Can anyone give an update from your cryo?
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Re: Cryoablation in the US, for the pudendal nerve

Postby saint » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:05 pm

RF or cryo?

I'm desperate for relief and looking into which procedure might work. I don't have a lot of money to spend so need to factor that in. Can anyone tell me why they chose certain therapies?
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Re: Cryoablation in the US, for the pudendal nerve

Postby Violet M » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:57 am

Cryo freezes the nerve and is considered neurodestructive. You can do a search using the search bar in the upper right corner and read the reports on this forum on people who have tried cryo. It has mixed reviews for success. What do you mean by RF? I've heard of PRFA -- pulsed radio frequency ablation. It is different from cryo in that it is not considered neurodestructive and uses short pulses of heat to shock the nerve.

I chose the treatments I tried based on my history, symptoms, and clinical exam results. Do you know what caused your PN to start?

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