[QUOTE=maltluver;4701927]Hi Mary. I have had this done twice with great success. Just as with SpineAz, mine was done with fentanyl for sedation and I had very little discomfort during the procedure. I also did not have pain afterwards. As the nerve has been "burned" it will not send pain signals out. You might feel bruised or sore (I did not) but there shouldn't be any real pain.
Hope this sets your mind at ease. If you have this procedure done, do be sure the dr. is doing it with fluoroscopy (like a live x-ray) as there are those who say they have done so many they can do it blind. Don't allow it to be done like that as the fluoroscopy helps the dr. place the needle just right.
I wish you great success. Please let us know how the procedure went and if it is helpful for you.
Hi, Carol. Thanks that makes me feel a little better. Why I am letting worry so much after all I have done I don't know unless it's because of the nerves.
Sometimes looking up things are good and sometimes it isn't. With the nerve blocks, which did help for about 3 to 4 weeks, they failed to tell me it could cause severe cramps. This a different PM doctor,mine doesn't do it, we will talk what could happen where I know.