HI All! I just had one set of 3 of nerve block shots in my lower back, around L3-L4 area. The doctor who did it didn't wait for my local to kick in, so I felt all 4 needles going in! The one he did on my right side (where I have been experiencing leg pain as well) hurt like HELL! They were having to hold me down and I was screaming! He kept moving the needle around inside of me to get it where it needed to be. Then when he did the one of the left side, it hurt as bad, but the pain has gone away. The pain on the right side is WORSE now then it was when I went in to see him originally!!!!!!! Has anyone else experienced this? I have had SEVERAL tests and needles previously in my back (Discogram, PLIF L4-S1, 2 Epidural-like pain shots, and a Mylegram) and NONE of these has touched the pain he put me through today. I am scheduled to go back for another shot in 2 weeks, and right now I am SO not feeling it! It was one of the worse experiences I think I have ever had, after they did the shot I was released and heading home within 5 minutes!!! I am not exaggerating!! It was kinda like wham bam thank ya ma'am! There was a line of people going in to get these shots in various places in their back, so they were just getting you out! I was not impressed! But mainly because now it has been 8 hours since the shots and I still hurt like HELL! I am still on Oxycontin 10mgs, Robaxin 750mgs, Naproxen 500mgs, Soma 350mgs, and a Lidoderm patch! I am not getting any kind of relief, any help????? Sorry to go on and on about this! I am actually hoping for surgery, so they will AT LEAST be fixing the problem instead of making it worse! Hope this finds all well and as pain free as possible!!
2 more bulging discs; spinal stenosis; osteoarthritis; reverse lordosis at L3; degenerative disc disease; inflammatory joint disease; nerve root cysts at T1-T3; 2 level PLIF 4/9/09 and 3 level PLIF 9/6/12 with hardware both times