Posted 7/16/2016 6:01 PM (GMT -7)
I hope you are having low-pain days today! Up in Alberta there are crazy rain storms, and my body is responding as expected- not favourably!
Anyway, I wrote a post in here about 6 months ago just after being diagnosed with CRPS. I definitely know a lot more now. I know I certainly have it, and like 70% of CRPS patients I have also experienced the spread of my pain. After a nerve block some a couple months ago, the pain spread to my back from my leg. The nerve block did not actually happen, the crazy pain during procedure began when the doctor was positioning the needle. No anesthetic agent actually entered my body. I was in the worst pain I have ever felt by far, even after 6 (confirmed) months of CRPS. Since this 'bonus', the pain has stayed in my back. The doc mentioned possibly "nicking a nerve".
I have combed through many forums, especially right after it happened, but I didn't seem to find a reaction quite like mine. I understand we are all very individual, as well as these procedures are performed by other humans, so no experience will be exactly alike! However, has anyone heard of/ experienced anything like this? Symptoms have persisted since that block, which was at the end of April.
I also wanted to mention (please let me know if this violates any forum rules!) that Calgary now has a patient-organized support group that I attend. We are just about to get our 8th member, and we did a chronic pain meditation special class last month. It really helps, but I am still seeking treatment ultimately. I live just down the street from the badass woman who organizes it! Message me for the details if you want to check out this 6-month-old-peer-organized support group. Once again, please let me know if this violates any forum rules, I do not intend to by sharing this info!
from Calgary, Canada