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Nerve Blocks

BlueBBlue Posts: 74
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Spinal Injections
Hi :H I am still rather new and love SH. I want to share with you my injection experience to see if anyone else has had something similiar. I was told by family doctor he wanted me to do 5 nerve block injections to control the constant pain I have due to disk herniation at C5, C6. I went to a PM doctor, who on our first visit held me, and jabbed the needle 5 times on each side of my neck. Very, Very painful! I found it to provide no relief, the medication (Moracain?) made me feel like flu like symptoms for two days. This was repeated every 2 weeks for 8 weeks. At the 5 time I was done!!! Has anyone else had similiar experiences or is just me... ;)
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  • spinal cord or just the root nerves? I was never told to have injections for my c5 c7 root nerve.

    When I first had left shoulder, arm and hand pain in Houston I was given Skelaxin and Ultram-never even told about the stronger stuff and I didn't ask because I thought I was getting good care, but those meds were no help for the pain-zilch. I was in pain for 6 months. Had an operation and it took about 3 months till all the pain was gone.

    You can cure an addict-but not a pain patient with ineffienct drugs.
  • I not sure if it is the spinal cord or at the nerve roots. The MRI says that there is severe narrowing of the neurofaminal canal on the right side and is shown to indent the ventrolateral aspect of the theca. I know I have periferal nerve damage down my right arm. I appreciate your response Turtle, I gave the injections a conservative try and want to know how others did. I am probably on the surgery road too. I am glad to hear you had pain relief in 3 months. O:)
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