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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
     GOooOOooD Afternoon! *Huggs* I hope you are having a nice day today :-)   I know you are asking other about nerve blocks, and do not seem to be getting much response. I literally need my injections to survive, but I know that alot of times people look to "RF Nerve burn". I have no first hand knowladge about those, thou I wish I did!
 
   If I am being silly let me know!  Here what I know about injections
 (exr from www.wikipedia.com)
 
 
Regional nerve blockade, or more commonly nerve block, is a general term used to refer to the injection of local anesthetic onto or near nerves for temporary control of pain. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool to identify specific nerves as pain generators. Permanent nerve block can be produced by destruction of nerve tissue
 

Temporary nerve blocks are achieved by combining a local anesthetic (such as lidocaine) with epinephrine, a steroid (corticosteroid), and/or opioids. Epinephrine produces constriction of the blood vessels which delays the diffusion of the anesthetic. Steroids can help to reduce inflammation. Opioids are painkillers. Injection nerve blocks can be either single treatments, multiple injections over a period of time, or continuous infusions.

Permanent nerve block can be effected using include alcohol or phenol to selectively destroy nerve tissue, cryoanalgesia to freeze nerves, and Radiofrequency ablation to destroy nerve tissue using heat.

Nerve blocks are sterile procedures that are usually performed in an outpatient facility or hospital. The procedure can be performed with the help of ultrasound, fluoroscopy (a live X-ray) or CT. Use of any one of these imaging modalities enables the physician to view the placement of the needle. A probe positioning system can be used to hold the ultrasound transducer steady.

In addition, electrical stimulation can provide feedback on the proximity of the needle to the target nerve.

~~Another good resource ~~> http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/nerve_block/hic_nerve_blocks.aspx

*huggs*

dani


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


PAlady
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Dani,
That's a really nice summary. Gretchen, if you have more questions, just ask. I've had about all the types of injections possible except RF ablation, although I had looked into that. The specific nerve causing my pain couldn't be isolated enough to do it, or I would have had it done. Frances2008 has had it done, I believe more than once. But if you're interested nerve blocks, epidurals, etc. many of us have had them. For me, they never helped except maybe as a diagnostic tool before my fusion surgery.

There are probably a lot of old threads dealing with them, too. But a lot of people get relief, even if it's for a few weeks or months. And that can make them a worthwhile alternative to surgery.

PaLady

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Just real quick. Alot of folks seem to go in for their first but do not go back? Some get past the inital diagonostic procedure ,but do not go for their first long term release injection series either...?  *shruggs*
 
     For my injections series to .. What is it.. You know, to get to where we had area/type/amount all figured out, was almost 3months. Now we have a routeen in place where we try to time things just right to where I have as few 8 - 10 days as possible. I think I am "allowed" to go ever 3months on the dot. But! I find more often that not I do just fine waiting for 3.5 and a few times 4 mos! No kidding :-)
 
    Okay that was all
         *huggs*
           dani
    
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
For me, they never helped except maybe as a diagnostic tool before my fusion surgery.
 
    I have met alot of folks in the waiting room in the same position you mentioned. about to go into surgery or considering surgery as an option.
 
     Prognostic nerve blocks predict the outcomes of given treatments. Pre-emptive nerve blocks are meant to prevent subsequent pain from a procedure that can cause problems, including phantom limb pain.
 
   *huggs*
      dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/29/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow!  You two are too sweet!  Thank you so much!  I feel a little smarter wink .  I know some of you are waiting with baited breath as to what I am giong to do.  I hate to tell you this....but for the next couple weeks, I am doing nothing.  I have lived with this for months and as long as it doesn't get worse I will wait a bit longer.
 
I have a really nice trip planned to go visit my best friend.  She lives in Mississippi.  I leave Monday and I return 8 days later.  Then I have to get my boys registered for school.  After that, I will go see that spinal/neurosurgeon for a consult.  I am definitely looking into things like posture and PT help.  I need to know what I am doing wrong so I can stop.  I need to see what is the best way to rest it so it can heal itself. 
 
I want to look into decompression therapy to see if that might help.  I do have some pain help with the baclofen at the moment.  Again, it might just need my spastic MS muscles to stop yanking on it. 
 
I so appreciate you doing this, Dani!  You are so sweet!  I feel very loved. 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/30/2009 12:54 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
     Dear Gretchen,
 
     *huggs*
 hate to tell you this....but for the next couple weeks, I am doing nothing. 
       I completly understand. If something isnt "life threatning" I will wait for the best timing if possible too. I just hate upsetting things any more than I already do. Always feel so guilty. Do you ever feel that way too?
     *huggs*
        dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
YES!!!  I have a very full life with a husband, two perfect boys (because they are mine) and lots of critters.  I have multiple passions.  I love life.  I HATE medical stuff.  Lucky for me I have a very supportive husband that keep my on track with my medical junk as I would just let it all slide.  Right now, because all my symptoms are fairly well managed I am going to let it take a back seat.
 
I feel terribly guilty!  We have had to make all these emergency plans and adjustments to this dang disease.  You cannot just live and hope for the best with this.  I could wake up tomorrow and not be able to do ............well whatever/anything.  My boys live with knowing that all plans depend upon ME.  I HATE that.  We plan camping trips or small vacations and those all depend upon ME.  I once ruined a lovely stay in the Grand Canyon.  My poor babies.  I was in agony.  We were driving as fast as we could to get me home and you could have cut the tension with a knife.  I was trying so hard not to freak my boys out but I was barely walking and I was in such horrible pain.  That was a delightful 8 hour drive.
 
I am completely blessed at the moment though.  That is certainly something MS has taught me.  Stay in the now.  I live with very few limits NOW.  I am very very thankful for that.
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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