I just received 4 total (not sure what the standard amount is) bilateral nerve blocks in my L4 - L5 and S1 for my bulging discs.
I felt the worst pain I've ever felt in my life.
Yes, I know he's hitting nerves. I've had a nerve block above my hip (forgot the name) and two on each side of my spine l, on my neck, in the occipital nerves for my occipital neuralgia (symptoms mimic migraines).
Nothing could have prepared me for this.
As soon as he hit the first nerve I felt like I was being electrocuted from my back, down my entire left leg, every single muscle in my entire body began twitching and I couldn't control it. My only reaction was to cry. I bawled my eyes out until the entire pillow I was laying on got covered in tears and snot. This happened three more times, for both legs and even after they injected me with more pain medicine.
As of right now, I'm icing the injection spots, laying on my side, not moving a muscle. I hope this makes the pain I've been experiencing these last two years even slightly better. It'd be worth it.
I just felt like sharing, first time I've ever told a doctor my pain was a 10. I wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy.
Thanks for reading. Time to relax and hopefully feel better.