So I got a left medial branch block yesterday. They didn't touch the right side to leave it as a control... something to compare against.
I can't tell too accurately now, but it does feel like the left side is a bit relieved compared to the right.
My doctor is telling me that the next step is a nerve burn. Is this a common course of events?
Also, I didnt quite catch it clearly from the doc... but is it true that sucess of a branch block implies that its a facets problem? Other wise its a disc issue? The MRI showed a bulging disk so I'm confused on what the hell is actually going on. I guess thats a normal thing with pain....
Thanks for the help!