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Just had the worst experience of my entire life...

SacramilSSacramil Posts: 7
edited 08/05/2015 - 1:09 PM in Spinal Injections
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.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    but I wouldn't be spending time posting here, instead ice and rest your leg...
    Thats more important.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Any time I have injections I do not want to be awake for a minute. I always have sedation. Wonder if that would have helped. Once my PM injects me never that kind of pain. Was that facet joint injections? I'm getting ready for my 3rd set and then on to RFA. Last try to see about relief if that doesn't then the spinal cord stim.
  • The sedation didn't feel right this time, however. I felt fully coherent and felt every ounce of pain. He did mention he didn't put a lot of numbing medicine in the injections themselves this time. I'm not sure why. I've just started pain management (4 months in) it's taken me two years to get in.

    Definitely not mad or having any negative feelings towards my doctor. He cares so much which is something is hard to come by. Just definitely didn't expect it.

    Thank you for your messages you two :)

    Little update for today, still in terrible terrible pain. Each step hurts. Other than that if I don't move and relax I feel fine for a bit.
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