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Nerve root block

astoddartaastoddart Posts: 1
Having had slight backache for 3 months which progressively got worse I went to the doctors in Oct 2010 about bad sciatica in my left leg after lots of pills (Tramadol,Amiltryptiline,Dyclphenic) you name it he gave me it none of which worked. Eventually I had a mri in Feb 2011 L5/S1 petrusion which is pushing against nerve in back was put on pregabalin(Lyrica)which worked to a point at least it relieved some pain, i have been off work since early Feb as i cant drive with the pain.. anyway ive just had a nerve block injection on friday but nothing has happened there is no more pain relief! so still cannot go back to work and it now looks like the only option is an operation as my consultant said he would only give me one injection... im worried! I cant even walk to the shops i feel like a prisoner still in pain and totally depressed i have never been off work before for anything.


  • hi i know how you feel >:D< , am due to go back drs tomorrow after 7 weeks of pain 3 weeks of painkillers and 2 weeks the dr was on holiday :jawdrop: ,still no better infact seems to be getting worse :''( . dr told me he would arrange a scan when my pain has eased of and thats just not happening. I too am getting really depressed can barely drive and cant stand for more than ten mins before it all kicks in again . hope there is light at the end of the tunnel :)
  • My heart goes out to you...I know exactly how and what you're going thru and feeling, when nothing works. My advice would be to find the "BEST" neurosurgeon you can afford...and go thru the process of surgery
  • In March after failed fusion in Aug 2010 and too many epidural injections to count! Nerve pain & radiculapathy with sciatica.
    Well I placed high hopes in the SNRB and at day 5 I felt good! Day 6 even better! Short lived though by the end of the 6th night same old pain. :-( through me some serious depression. NS will not repeat says no sense.

    I really hope you find pain relief. I've been out of work since my surgery 8/42/10 and its so hard! Keep the faith.


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