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   Posted 9/12/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
When i saw my family doc the other day we discussed possibly doing a nerve block for my back pain as we have been through most all possible other ideas has anyone ever had one before and did it work, he said there is a risk that i could end up in more pain that i am already. I told him i wasn;t sure yet. As for my knees i had them re x-rayed to see if there is more progressed athritis and then we will dicuss options he said that i was to young to get knee replacement sugery done but there are other options unless the x-rays show otherwise anyway thanks in advance for the responses talk later Twiggy2

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   Posted 9/12/2007 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what type of nerve block they discussed.

I did 4 rounds of trigger point injections and supposedly nerve blocks that did nothing for me. I was told that more than likely the reason nothing happened was that my problem was no longer just the spinal area, but also scar tissue from my back surgery.

Depending on the level of your pain, I would say that anything was worth a try. Which is what put me through 4 rounds of shots. The HOPE that my pain might be easier. :)
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   Posted 9/13/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have nerve blocks all the time at least once a month their are many different kinds i have had sympathetic blocks and parapertebrial (sp) nerve blocks. the pain that the injection gives is nothing compared to the pain i am normally in that is why i have continued with it for so long. i say its worth a first try you wont know unless you try but make sure you feel comfertable doing it.


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   Posted 9/14/2007 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the posts. He said it would freeze my spine so i wouldn;t feel pain so i am asuming it;s classified as a nerve block for the spine. There are different types but we didn;t get into specifics. Well im not sure i want it done just yet. Somedays though i am tempted to and probably will get it done and see how it goes. Anyway i will look into more on the net before i decide. I am waiting for my results back from my knees cause i think i will probably end up with some kind of injection for that as well. I will keep u posted thanks Twiggy2.
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