My grandfather just had his first actual ablation and he has been miserable since, his pain has actually increased dramatically.
I have a co-worker who just had an ablation done Tuesday (for different spinal issues, not AS), and she told me that her doctor said her pain would be worse for the first few days.
Ginny - 58 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)