I had my nerve block injection today at L-4/5 and so far so good. I had immediate good results. Even my muscle spasms that are there in my lumbar spine constantly were gone. I can't believe the relief. To bad the results are only expected to last 8-10 hrs and then I will be back to my normal old hurting self but at least I know that they've found the right nerve. I have another appt in 30 days and at that time I should be able to schedule the rf (radio frequency abalation).
I wanted to speak to the doctor about my feeling like I'm running a low grade fever and aching all over every afternoon & evening but I didn't get to speak with him until after my procedure & he said that he wouldn't make any med changes while I was still under the influence but that I should call the office later to see about trying a new muscle relaxer. They could call in a new script at that time.
My left leg just left of the groin area is bothering me now and even my big toes on both feet are a little numb but hopefully this will pass with some rest.
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3