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Cervical Root Nerve block

KimmyarraKKimmyarra Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:38 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I'm scheduled to have a c6-7 root nerve block next week. I'm very nervous about this. I would love to hear from anyone that has had this procedure.
Thanks,
Kim
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Comments

  • Hi Kim,

    Don't be worried - it's not nearly as bad as you think it's going to be if it's anything like lumbar ones (I haven't had both cervical and lumbar).

    I recently had bilateral lumbar nerve root blocks and like you, I was utterly petrified! However they go in carefully and away from the source of the pain. Your skin is completely numbed beforehand, so you really don't feel much of anything, except what they say ie a couple of scratches.

    Seriously, don't worry about it. I hope it works for you; the lumbar one didn't do a thing for me, but as they were diagnostic, it was actually a good thing they didn't work.

    Good luck!

    Bye, Val

  • Please post a follow-up after you have the procedure done and let us know how effective it is. Thanks!
  • Kim, I have had several over a several year period and they work. They should give you a "little something" to help you relax and then they do the injection. You should not even feel it. The main thing to do is to go home and rest after the procedure for a day or so. Take it easy even if you start feeling better.
  • I was just talking to a lady who went through several cervical injections while she was waiting for surgery. She was really scared but said it was a piece of cake.

    I did the lumbar ones and had a nerve root get a little irritated on the last set.

    After talking to this woman I might consider getting a set. The problem is that she said after a couple days hers wore off. That is what happened with my Lumbar. It didn't last long enough to offset the cost not covered by my insurance.
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