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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had any luck with hypogastic sympathetic nerve blocks?
I am having one done on tuesday. Have Chronic pelvic pain as well as herniated disc and siatica. From what I have been reading on line, they do not work all the time. Now wondering if this is just something else that is getting my hopes up. Can't stand the pain any longer. 
Thanks for response.
Diagnosed Chrons Disease 07, herniated discs severe siatica,
3 laparoscopies, hysterectomy
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had two of them and my pelvic pain is pretty undercontrol. I still need a pain pill at night and sometimes during the day when I am having a really bad day but for the most part those blocks gave me a lot of life back in the pelvic area.

My pelvic pain is because I have an ovary that loves to produce huge cysts and severe adhesions from falling down the stairs 3 days after my hyster.

Now the main pain I am working on is my neck. That ****** just won't stop!!!!

Hysterectomy at 25

4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4



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   Posted 3/30/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Try going back through some of the older posts here as there are several on
the nerve blocks, most of us have had them without much success, but that does'nt
mean they won't work for you...IMHO it's worth a try, if they can help, but for me no such luck...
Hope they can help you...
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I go to UAB in Birmngham, Al That is where I had my accident and that is where the world's greatest ortho is. Whenever I am there to have surgery for some reason the anesthesiologist always asks if I want the nerve block to aid the pain after surgery and my doc always tells him no. He says I have to much nerve damage to risk anymore. So that makes me wonder just how safe they are. I am going to have a talk with him about them, more in depth, the next time I see him. I wish you the best and hope it really works for you!
Thirteen surgeries from motorcycle wreck. Reconstructed right pelvis, DJD left hip, trochanteric bursitis left hip, screws in knee, metal plates on right pelvis, spinal fusion to reattach right pelvis, metal plates right tibia and fibula, metal plates needs replaced on tibia, cannot walk without crutches, drop foot, nerve damage and pain, HTN, tachycardia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, PTSD, chronic atelactesis
Wonderful husband, 3 awesome children that are grown but still take care of me. Two dogs, Buddy- Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Borner Collie mic, Crash- Yorkie, 1 psychotic cat, Precious, 1 anti-social cat, Prissy.

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