Injection of local anesthetic to the root of a nerve to numb the area along the path of that nerve
Question: How long will my leg be numb after having a nerve block? I have no control over it? The nerve block was done about 4 hours ago to block the pain in my right testicle. If I bend my right leg while walking I collapse, it has no strength or control. I tried to call the doc but they closed already. Any Ideas?
Answer: 4 hrs
Question: Would a nerve block help to destroy the nerves that cause Cervical Dystonia? And if this would work then why can they, the Doctor's then, once the offending muscles have been identified from the nerve block then is it possible for them to cure cervical Dystonia or other movement disorders with a permanent nerve block, such as LUNA? I used cervical dystonia as an example so that you could study what I am talking about before you tell me what you think. I want to say thank you for your answers and have a blessed day.
Answer: I'm not sure that anyone woud wish to destroy nerves, per se, for cervical dystonia when there are options like botox that are effective in the treatment of such conditions.
Contact a specialist, e.g a neurologist, dermatologist, physiatrist for consult to see if you're a candidate for such treatment.
I wish you well.
Question: Did anyone ever have a nerve block administered before? I have a thoracic herniated disc impinging the anterior chord and was supposed to have surgery but the surgeon is having second thoughts, so i have to get a second opinion from another one of his collegues and then they will colaberate on each other's opinions and facts, it has been 2 years with this injury and it is getting worse, they want to give me a nerve block first and if that works then they will know surgery will work, but if it doesn't then I am screwed more or less, just wondering how the nerve block works.
Answer: a needle in your spine injects a pain killer. i had one for a knee replacement in june,09.
Question: what do they do during a Nerve block for pain? What do they do during a nerve block to help with pain?
Answer: They will carefully deaden the nerve that is causing the pain. This is not a permanent fix but it will give you relief for several weeks.
Question: How can a nerve block help endometriosis? My doctor has suggested I try a nerve block to try to contol the pain associated with the endo. A pain doctor has to administer the nerve block and it is injected into the abdomen.
Answer: You are lucky thy gave you that option.
With my endometriosis thy told me i had
to have a total hysterectomy at the age
of 25 years old. But anyways it will deaden
the nerves so you will not have so much
pain or no pain at all depending on your
body. best of wishes and good luck.
Question: How often is it safe to have a nerve block administered? I've been dealing with a persistent Pain Condition that the Doctors have ruled out all serious Medical problems as a cause, so I started a course of nerve blocks for the pain. I've had 3 series of injections since late September...I'm getting various answers from different Doctors on how often it's safe to have this done.
Answer: I'm not sure there IS a a strict limit. As long as the doctor doing the injections is comfortable with it, don't worry. If you're not seeing a pain management specialist, you should.
Question: has anyone have sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block for treatment for fibromyalgia? I habe been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia since 1997 and tried numerous treatments and drugs. now the doctor wants me to have the spenopalatine ganglion nerve block.
Answer: i never heard of it
but it may work from what i just read.
you need to outweigh the benfits v the risks...does the pain limit your functioning, is it intolerable? that i might try it
if you can work through the pain..i wouldn't..
i didn't find how long it lasts...that is a consideration..if tehre are bad side effects--how long before it wears off...how often does it need to be redone.
Question: Anyone ever have a nerve block or nerve ablation? I am having a nerve block done to help with pelvic pain. I was wondering if anyone had a nerve block done, and what the results were? Also, why can't they do it to me permanently, like an ablation (there's a procedure called LUNA that is the same as my block, only permanent)? I only have healthcare coverage for 3 more months. Anyone actually HAVE the nerves permanently ablated?
Answer: I have had nerves blocks before. Usually they are done in the spine and in the groin area. the reason they do like to try this first is #1 to find the exact trigger point to numb and block, #2 because if the first one is done wrong it can have bad effects like numbness in your legs, stomach, crotch, etc. you really do not want this done permanently first do you just in case? besides most nerve blocks usually last 6-12 weeks, they will need to see how long it will last for you. good luck.
Question: has anyone had a nerve pain block for surgery? I am having shoulder surgery next week and they want to give me a nerve block for pain. I heard it only helps for the first 12 hours after the surgery, but the injection site hurts for weeks after wards? Anyone else have that problem? would you do it again? I am considering telling them "no" and just having a pain shot during recovery followed by oral meds as needed-like the good old days. Any advice?
Answer: I had two nerve blocker shots in my leg when I had knee surgery, and I would definitely recommend them. There is no pain around the injection site, at least I didn't have any. The effects of mine lasted for about 24 hours, and I literally couldn't feel anything.
I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Question: Should I get a nerve block done for my S1 pinched nerve , and wondering if anyones had any luck w/ it? I have a pinched nerve at S1 level causing me to have radiculopathy for 9 months, I want to hear about any info or experiences w/ nerve blocks, I've never had one .
Answer: Treatment for radiculopathy tends to deal with the underlying cause. If the nerve block was recommended by a professional, it may be an acceptable option at this point.
Depending upon the cause, there may be other options that you could consider if you decide against the nerve block.
Question: I received a Nerve Block while I was on vacation at a Dental ER. The feeling came back in about six hours but? Should my cheek be so swollen and tender after the nerve block wears off? It was initially done for an infected tooth.
Answer: Yes, it possible if the infection was there to begin with.
It was just a matter of time for the area to swell up.
Some of the points discussed in the following articles might apply in your situation :
Applying ice is very important in controlling the swelling.
Question: Has anyone ever had a lumbar nerve block? I have had SI joint injections without any systemic anesthesia (only local given) which hurt but was bearable (pretty much anyways..., had 3 of these).
Now I am scheduled to have a lumbar nerve block under systemic anesthesia (versed). Has anyone had experience with this? How much does it really hurt?
Answer: I have had nerve block injections to the facet joints in my lumbar spine several times over the last 6 months, with only local anesthetics. The only thing that hurt, and just for a moment, were the anesthetics shots, but they were bearable.
I didn't even know they knocked people out for these shots. Perhaps your level of pain is much higher than mine, so that's why this method was suggested.
Question: Can I still tell if I have appendicitis if I've had a nerve block? I had a nerve block done for pelvic/abdominal pain, and now I can't feel those regions (which is good). However for about a week, I've noticed odd pains in my abdomen. It woke me up last night. It's all over, but it hurts more on the right side. I don't have a lot of money so if possible, I'd rather not go to the hospital, but could this really be appendicitis, and I just can't feel it because of the nerve block?
Answer: if you've had a nerve block and can feel anything at all down there, you are in serious trouble with something. Like it or not, you need to go to a doctor.
Question: Back pain after sympathetic nerve block? I had my 2nd sympathetic nerve block for my CRPS in my right leg last Thursday and ever since my back has hurt....
Could this be an error from the doc?!?
Only answer if you know the answer!
I have common sense; I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. Just wanted to know from others experiences.
Answer: It's a common side effect of having the blocks. My doctor when I had my first block told me that my back may feel like a 2x4 had punched me in the back. I know it's common after the sympathetic blocks to have some back pain. Usually it is eased with some Advil or Tylenol. It's just a common side effect of the blocks rather than doctor error.
Question: Feeling pain with a spinal nerve block? Can you feel any kind of pain when you have a spinal nerve block?
Obviously you can't feel the pain of your flesh being cut open, but could you feel an electric shock? Could you feel below freezing temperature? Is there any kind of pain you could feel?
Answer: I don't know I have feeling that you know the answer could you answer yourself before ask the people
Question: how will i feel after the short term anesthetic wears off after my nerve block with cortisone? had an epidural and it hurt awful so trying the nerve block and i am nervous
Answer: Probably a lot better
Question: How long does it a steroid nerve block to start working? I had one this morning and I don't feel any difference, in fact it might be a bit more painful. I have a herniated L3 disc and we are trying to get some pain relief for me. I have pain in my thigh, groin and back. If it does start working, how long does it last? I am having another one next week.
If it hasn't worked by now, 14 hours, will it ever work?
Answer: I've had 4 epidural cortisone shots and 1 facet bloc. The facet block relief started about a week after the discomfort from the shot wore off. I had an L4/L5 disk removed years ago. the pain had been too much without the steroids. Now, I get about a year of relief from each shot.
Be sure to stay on your back and ice for 20 minutes at a time. Good luck. I know exactly what you're going through.
Question: I'm having a nerve block done in the morning on my left arm, what can I expect and how long will it take? I've never had a nerve block done while I was a wake
im wondering what to expect when I get to the pain clinic? how long does the procedure take? and how is it preformed?
Answer: They are no big deal. I am 13 and I had one when I was 12 right before surgery on my ankle. I couldn't feel anything!!
Question: Nerve block and physical therapy for frozen shoulder? I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder several months ago, and have undergone extensive physical therapy without much success. My doctor wants me to have a nerve block to numb me, after which the p.t. will manipulate the arm and break up the adhesions. He says this isn't as aggressive as manipulation under anesthesia, so it's less likely to lead to inflammation. Can anyone describe what this will be like?
Answer: With the nerve block, you will feel no pain while the arm is manipulated. The process can be a little disconcerting - you will probably hear some of the tissues popping and snapping. After the nerve block wears off, your shoulder will be pretty sore for a day or two, and then the pain will taper off over the next few days.
The 2 weeks following the procedure are extremely important. If you follow the instructions such as applying ice, stretching and exercising, your shoulder can become as good as new. If you don't do the stretching and exercising, your shoulder will freeze up again, and it could freeze up even more than before if you don't keep the shoulder moving while it heals.
Question: Who do I complain to when a Dr. gave a nerve block injection without using an anesthetic?Where do patients go? This happened to me. The Dr. denies it and I feel other patients do not know anesthetic should be given first. If patients are not aware of the up to date methods then the patients suffer pain needlessly. I have been to see two Dr.s and they both are not fans of this so called professional.
Answer: "The Dr, denies it" so really you do not have a leg to stand on. As far as I am aware, all they do is inject, do not numb the skin, as they needle is small, as it has to fit in with the nerve, which they first have to locate. I had a Bone Marrow Biopsy, where they did numb me from the waist down, but then they used a rather large needle that they shoved into my hip bone to get at the marrow and after that they then took a 'chip' of bone as well. I felt no pain, but the weird sensations were interesting! Much depends on where the nerve block was done? In the spine they tend not to use a anesthetic as it is important for them to know how close they are to the nerve. Hope that helps?
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