Hi all on Monday I will be having my first nerve root block in the lumbar spine. They are trying to use this as a diagnostic tool. The last epidural I had sent my back and right leg into a very painful spasms that latest over 45 mins. I was so glad my husband was there or I would have had a heck of a time getting home. So have not had much in the way of pain relief from the epidural treatments. They are trying to make sure they are treating the right nerve. I was also told that the nerve block might be the deciding factor to see if I be a good candidate for having the nerve release done.
The doctor said that I would need someone to drive me home because my legs will be numb and weak. He also wanted me to know that it is a very painful procedure because they can not sedate me as they need to know when they hit the right nerve. YIKES !!
Not sure if they do this where you live but if you have had it done could you let me know how you made out and what to expect. I know I sound like a chicken but I am just so tired of this whole thing.
You are all so awesome and I really do appreciate all of your ideas and encouragement .