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Hi all. New to the forum but I’ve read quite a bit of discussions.
I have questions about my medial branch block. I’m about five hours after the injections and feeling way worse than before. My doctor said it could take 20-30 minutes for the anesthesia to fully take effect, so I gave myself an hour before I got nervous. An hour after injections I got home and couldn’t walk. I limped inside and my fiancé had to basically carry me to the couch. Once sitting I couldn’t move, I had to have my arms prop me up in one exact position, and even if I took a breath it hurt.
We are now five hours after the injections and my pain is still higher than before I went in but not much. I feel like I didn’t get the dip down in pain I was supposed to get, but the exact opposite and going up to a level of pain I had never felt before. I’m back to normal pain now, except my right side of my body from my armpit to my waist is numb.
SO I guess I’m asking, is this normal? Or does this mean that this block didn’t work? I have to get one more, and I’m willing to do it if I have even just the slightest chance of relief. I’m just worried if this is normal for other people and if it ended up actually helping after the initial pain.