I'm not entirely sure why there needs to be multiple poking and prodding as I have had an epidural towards the top of my spine in attempts to help with my pain by using bupivacaine and other anesthetics/pain medications. The epidural was put in while I was in the hospital due to my pain levels being outta control and I had it in for 2 days before the top anesthesiologist and neurologist of the hospital saw no improvement/help from it even with upped doses so they referred me to a special pain hospital in philly. Every poke and prod done with whatever there trying to do to you is an increased chance for your RSD to spread as well as increase your pain. I can only hope this does not increase your pain or cause spread. I don't know why they don't just do an epidural treatment like I mentioned above to see if that helps you and if so then the getting a pain pump would be your next step. Wishing you better less painful days ahead!
I currently take: Cimzia 2-200mg injections, Adderall 5mg 1x daily, Vyvanse 70mg 1x daily, Dilaudid 8mg 4x daily
Health Issues: RSD, Crohns, Gastroparesis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Dysautonomia, & Remicade Induced Psoriasis.