My cardiologist finally released me to be off Plavix and aspirin long enough to have a medical procedure done. The pain management doc is pushing really hard for me to have nerve blocks, but I'm unsure about them. I've read lots of reports here and elsewhere that they're generally only effective for a very short period of time. I'd like to hear from folks who have had them, both the good and the bad. If you've had them, how effective were they?
I have lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. I'm also seeing a orthopedist next week to get his opinion and hopefully also check on my cervical spine which seems to also have some problems.