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Old 03-27-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Selective Nerve Block


I am a 20 year old female who has been struggling with two herniated disks (L4-L5 and L5-S1) and major sciatica for the past two years. In the past I have had epidural steroid injections which have provided temporary relief. My doctor now has me scheduled for a selective nerve block, which I am kind of nervous about.

I was wondering if anyone else has had experience/ luck with a nerve block. In terms of the actual procedure (length of time, amount of pain, recovery), how different is it from an epidural steroid injection?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-27-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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Re: Selective Nerve Block

There isn't a lot of difference, except that they may have to go a bit deeper. Use ice after the treatment, it may help with the soreness.

Good luck. I hope this helps you.

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Old 03-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Selective Nerve Block


I have had both ESI's and a selective nerve block. None of which helped me. On the upside the selective nerve block was not any more painful than the ESI. I had sedation though, without it I cry when they poke me!

Good luck, I hope it helps!!!


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