I have S2, S3 root nerve blocks planned with Dr Baranowski in mid March. His aim is to block my middle cluneal nerve. I am very keen to have local anaesthetic only and not have the steroid. Dr B will do this, but strongly recommends that I have both. What are your thoughts? My aim at this stage is purely diagnosis. Also, if anyone is knowledgable about these things, wouldn't other nerves be effected by RNBs at S2 and S3? Many thanks for any feedback you might have.