I have had nerve blocks done in the spine & the sacroiliiac, and trigger point blocks done on the neck. I have several bulging discs with stenosis among other things. No. This is not an extreme measure. They are trying to keep you from having to go to the heavy duty narcotics.
The nerve blocks did nothing for me. The spine was not all that painful. The sacro. blocks were excruciating. They do help some, but not me. The trigger point blocks have helped my horrid neck pain. If they help they are well worth it. I imagine they will get you into PT also. I advise trying PT. I am stuck with narcotics. I'd much rather not be. I wish you all the best.
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Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
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