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Old 08-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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Nerve Block

Need help I have a L5-S1 Nerve Root Block on 25th

 
Old 08-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: Hi, a little about me. New here

I was injured at work and I have a 6mm hernated disk at L5-S1 I was injured 9-29-07 and wc just wants to keep me on meds and write me off but there docs and out side docs keep saying I need surgery and I feel it I hurt so bad I have to go in for a nerve block on the 25th and I am scared to death I am allergic to 90% of steroides but to do any other test or surgery they are pressing for this because there are so many new steroides out there. The doc. dont think it will work they are mainly using it for dinostic only and mabe some relife. But what I want to know is when the steroide starts to where off what type of pain will I feel and what type of symptoms will it be like when I first got hurt or worrse wiss it start back slow. Please hlep Me Thank You

 
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:54 PM   #3
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Re: Nerve Block

Please start a new thread with your own questions so that your post does not take over the orginators thread. Starting your own thread will also allow your post to receive the attention it deserves.

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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Re: Nerve Block

Crystal,

I have had two nerve blocks and they are very similiar to a epidural injection. They will call you back, start an iv, have you lay on a table on your tummy, clean your back with betadine, spray your back with numbing stuff, under fluroscopy, may or may not give you some versed, they will numb/block a particular nerve root which will let the doc know if you this particular level is your problem level, and they may inject steroids at the same time. It is done in 10 minutes top and they take you to recovery. The doc will talk to you and see how you are feeling. Based upon your answers he will determine if the correct level was injected or not.

On the day of the procedure you must have your normal pain.

The length of pain varies just like with the epidural injections. My relief was very short in duration unfortunately. Some people will have 6 weeks.

HTH,
Pepper

 
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