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Nerve roots block faild

Hello to everyone!I I had don two weeks ago,Nerve roots blocks with fluoroscopic guidance.From few days,the pain has reached a level 6 wich sometimes is going to 8 and no signs that it wants to descend...My diagnosis is Markedly degenerative lumbar spine,I had don this nerve roots block in 4 different places(was extremely painful).I had done before(september) en epidural steroid wich was made in my coccix which instead of helping,he left me with the greatest pain plus inflammation in coccix.(since then I had to quit my job).Now,I had this one which again,instead of helping me ,it left me again with much more pain...Looks like each intervention leaves md with more disability.Can someone tell ms please what's next?I hope that they do not put me to repeat the nerve roots block ..I should ask to have a surgery?Thank you


  • Hi there,

    I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain. Do you tell your doctor that the pain is worse after the injections? I would rely on their expertise in this area. I have had very similar responses as you when I've had injections in the past. Not only do they not help, but they generally make the pain significantly worse. Not sure why that is the case for some unlucky people like us. I hope you find the answers and relief you are looking for. 
    1 1/2 years chronic pain in butt, hip, and sometimes low back. 7 steroid injections (piriformis, s1, si joint, hip joint). Hip labral repair arthroscopic surgery 12/2015. Sciatic neurolysis 12/2015.
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