My husband will be having his first pain management injection this coming Monday. I'm not sure of the exact name of the steroid they will be using but you can be sure that I will find out.
His MRI wasn't a whole lot of help since he has metal rods in his back to stabilize a fusion of his entire lumbar area so even the pain management doctor has some reservations about whether these injections will help, whether the steroid will be able to move up to the area needing it or not. His will be a caudal block rather than a lumbar block.
He will be given some mild sedation prior to the caudal block. Our neighbor has had a couple of series of 3 pain management blocks and swears they are all that keeps him still able to work. He says that they ALWAYS give some mild sedation prior to doing the blocks.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.
Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 6/25/2010 7:13:02 AM (GMT-6)