Re: RSD and Abdominal Surgery
Harmony, the nerve blocks you may be think of are sympathetic nerve blocks. I had about the last one done in Michigan before the AMA decided it was inhumane. I was cut diagonal across my abdomen with a 7.5 inch cut, my insides were moved over so that they could reach the interior of the spine, where the nerve is located, they need you awake so they can tell what nerve is where when they cut it. Once it's cut, it is all over for any repair, and with very little success, it was finally abandoned. The other blocks, which i receive every month are a medicine that is injected near the spine, it is done with a light local and they use Versed to calm the patient. Especially with an immune problem she must not be cut on for that type of procedure. Actually there are doctors being sued for performing sympathectomys now. Please look into this, never take one persons word for it!