[QUOTE=ToolahhBaby;4962369]Hi I was just woundering if anyone else is having the same or similar problems with their back? I have a few thing wrong but I've just been referred to get a ct guided L5 nerve root block and have no idea what it is and If it hurts, hopeing someone could shed some light on the topic for me
They are actually x-ray guided injections, not CT guided. I have had several over the last few years. You can be sedated during the injection, which will make things easier for you. You would need someone to drive you home and be with you for the day. That is the only way I do injections, is sedated.
You may experience a bit of discomfort for a couple of days afterwards from the actual injection, but it's usually not too bad. If they use cortisone or some other steroid, you may get some longer term relief beyond the first several hours. They usually use a combination of a numbing agent and the steroid.
You will also want to limit your activities for the first few days following, especially if they use the steroids. Too much activity in the first couple of days will reduce the effectiveness of them.
Personally, I have only had a little discomfort from the actual injections for the first day or so, felt a bit weak in the legs which is partially due to the sedation, and have had a variety of results with the various injections. Some were done in the right areas and some weren't which is why some didn't do much for me.
Hope this helps you some!