Guess I am a rare person . Last Thursday I went to meet the doctor that has taken me on. We had some good conversation he did an exam said I was a wobbly walker and had diminished feeling on the side of my one leg. Severe arthritis in my lower back and L4 and L5 are toast. Severe Stenosis. We decided that we would do another epidural . My back was really giving me a hard go around the week before. I was off work for about 5 days. So the nerve was really irritated. Doctor started the epidural but he had some difficulty getting the needle and while he was trying he kept hitting some VERY sensitive areas. He finally got the needle in the right spot and was putting the medication in when I started to have the worse pain and spasms I have ever had. He had to finish but when he was I could not walk or put any weight on my right leg I sat back down on the gourney and laid there until the spasm and pain gradually went away ( about 45 mins. ) They said that it is very rare for this to happen and nurse said that she has never seen anyone to have a repeat of this. When I talked to the nurse the next day she said that if this did not work they may do a nerve block to see if I will need surgery to release the nerve. Will have to see how it all goes. The ache is better as long as I am not sitting to long. The nerve pain I have is a bit better but not a lot. Just don't know how things are going to go yet, I am a bit scared right now. Has anyone had a nerve block done what can I expect and why was it done.
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