I have a nerve block success story (sort of). I had three caudal block shots in March. They did (eventually) help my back pain. They did not help my leg pain or numbness at all. It did take over a month before I felt any difference after having them. I don't know that I would do it again if I had the option. They were very painful for me even though I was told that they didn't really hurt. [img]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img] Unfortunately, you have to jump through certain hoops to be even considered for surgery. I wanted to have surgery right away, but I had to do the block shots and have PT before the doctors would even consider it. I am ending up having surgery anyhow so they should have just done it right away. I would also have less medical bills
Seriously, though, the block shots are very successful for some people. I waited for almost two months before getting the shots so that may be why it took longer to take effect and bring the inflammation down. Hopefully, you'll get instant relief.