)) Hi everyone!
I am having a selective nerve block of my C-6 Nerve Root this coming Friday. My Neuro Surgeon wants to make sure this is the cause of the severe pain in my left arm. He is pretty sure it is based on MRI's and CAT Scans. There is a bone spur impinging on that nerve.
What does this procedure feel like? How long do the effects last? They say I will be there a total of around 3 hours. They sedate me to a certain extent. I have to bring my MRI and CAT Scan Films. They asked me if I'm allergic to dyes they are going to inject for a Fluoroscopy. I've never had a dye injected so I couldn't say.
Anyway, any comments from those having had this are most welcome. My next appointment with my Surgeon is Sept 29th. That is the soonest they can get me in. The plans so far are for a C-3 thru C-7 discectomy.