I'm due to have a nerve block injection l5/s1 on the 15th jan. I'm at the stage where I really need something other than meds to help my pain. I'm having a spinal fusion in a few months but they have suggested a nerve block to help me while I wait.
The problem I have is I am terrified of needles (I can't even see them on the tv). I know this is a ridiculous fear but the last time I had an injection I almost broke my boyfriends hand. I also shake really bad I have had to be held down to have injections. It's not even that I find injections painful, it's just the needle itself!
I know I have to awake for it but not having anyone's hand to crush scares the hell out of me. Is it painful when having it done? And has anyone been given sedatives? I live in the uk not sure if that makes any difference on how it preformed.
Thanks in advance, Jo