Hi I just got home from My pain management doc-so far I have had 3 ESI's -and one facet block (two were blocked at same time) also Physical therapy-How does a Medial branch block differ from a facet block? Is it painful? I am already hurting so bad I was crying in his office.Anyway he says this is last resort-if I get no relief from this block he is sending me to a spine center for a surgical consult
I have large herniation @ L4-5, facet joint hypertrophy in several places, spondylyosis? (sp) DDD, extreme sciatic pain . any help would be appreciated.
P.S. he also upped my meds to Norco 10mg (never heard of it) I am to take one every 6 hrs. Will I be knocked out ? anyone else take this? Currently I have been takin Vicodin. Thankx