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    Old 07-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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    nerve block at emergency room?

    My husband has a chipped disc and the chip is pressing against some nerves. The doctor recommends immediate surgery or a block. He is in extreme pain and the percoset is not helping. If he goes to the emergency room via an ambulance does anyone know if they might do a block immediately? Otherwise we wait until August for an appointment! Thanks.

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    Old 07-04-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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    Re: nerve block at emergency room?

    HI & Welcome to the boards,
    Sorry I haven't seen your post before, I have been sick with a Viral thingy.
    I can tell you I have been to the ER MANY, MANY times before my Surgery and I was not able to sit at all (My Spine had slipped out of place at the S1 & L5). All they would do for me was give me an injection of Demerol and send me home. No Prescription, nothing. They want you to see a specialist or Pain Management Doctor.
    A Pain Management can help your Husband with medications and suggestions until his Surgery to help make him more comfortable.
    I hope this helps.
    The Best of Luck to you & Hubby,
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    Old 07-05-2005, 07:00 AM   #3
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    Re: nerve block at emergency room?

    Sorry to hear your husband has this problem and I'm sure the percocet isn't helping much.
    As for going to the emergency room, after dealing with this for all these yrs I can tell you that unless he is have dysfunction of the bowels or urninationg it won't help.
    If they didn't tell you this is a sign of a real emergency and should he begin to have these problems he does need to get help right away.
    I don't think I would want a ER dr doing a nerve block on me anyway, I hope this helps your husband when he does recieve it they didn't help me but my problems were different, in a way.
    You might try calling the dr and asking for something stronger til he gets the nerve block, I know how much pain he is and wish I had more or better advice.
    Linda

     
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