Re: Intercostal Nerve block?
Yes, I've just recently had an intercostal nerve block. Is your doctor calling this second injection an intercostal nerve block, too?? If it is the same injection I would guess your pain relief would feel the same, just longer lasting. How is that done? Are there just different meds used?? My doctor said that if I found relief from my block that he would then do a nerve ablation to achieve longer lasting pain relief. Unfortunately the block gave me ZERO relief so....on to the next 'guess'.
What is your diagnosis? What and where is your pain? Have you had any other injetions?
Hope the block helps...which if the first one gave you relief for a few hours...it just might! Take care.~Mush
undiagnosed lung and back pain after pneumonia in '03, tmj, migraines,(two failed surgeries for) Kienbock's disease