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Pudendal nerve block

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,900
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Spinal Injections
Hi friends....its been awhile since I have posted here. I have been dealing with SI problems for over two years now.I started having ESI's in Feb. of this year, and have gotten a little bit of relief...but then the pain is back as usual. Because I often have saddle anesthesia also, which means I have pain and go numb in the areas of my bottom that make contact with whatever I sit on, and sometimes in my vaginal area when I walk...I am scheduled for a pudendal nerve block on Thursday, 8-21.....my question is about the procedure. I was told it is different from ESI'S...and will be done in radiology with CT guidance at the hospital I am being treated at. How is a "block" different from an epidural, is the numbing medicine going to wear off quickly? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Teri
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  • that I have had were GREAT at first because I was soooo numb. But unfortunately they did not last long. Everyone is different and maybe you will be one of the lucky ones.
  • The fact that you were so numb sounds great!...but before you were given numbing meds...was it very painful to have the doc poking on your nerves??? I am under the impression that the radiologist performing this Ct guided pudendal nerve block is going to be trying to duplicate my pain before I get the numbing agent injected. Is this true? I have had several ESI'S that were really painful with no sedation. I just can't keep doing this to myself. Appreciat your reply.
    teri
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