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Hi All,

I'm due to have my first Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block next Wednesday (26th Oct) & have a couple of questions that I hope someone out there can answer for me:

1. My Dr has advised the block will be done with no sedation & I 've been told not to take any pain medication that day... :eek: So my question is; how uncomfortable/painful is the block?

2. After the block will my leg feel completely numb or just strange & how long does the feeling last for?

3. If there is any benefit, how soon will I know & what form will this 'benefit' take?

4. What happens if I don't get any benefit & what does it mean?

I would be grateful for any advice/personal experiences anyone out there can give me, so I have an idea of what to expect.

Thanks in advance,

Elaine

(Jenna Mac)
[QUOTE=Jenna Mac]Hi All,

I'm due to have my first Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block next Wednesday (26th Oct) & have a couple of questions that I hope someone out there can answer for me:

1. My Dr has advised the block will be done with no sedation & I 've been told not to take any pain medication that day... :eek: So my question is; how uncomfortable/painful is the block?

I was knocked out and glad of it. :)

2. After the block will my leg feel completely numb or just strange & how long does the feeling last for?

For me the numb-strange feeling lasted for about 12 hours.

3. If there is any benefit, how soon will I know & what form will this 'benefit' take?

I had no benefit except excruciating pain with mine. If there is any benefit, I.E. less or no pain I would figure you'd feel it within a couple of hours or so after it's done.

4. What happens if I don't get any benefit & what does it mean?

Could be too late for a block to work and what Sharon said. :D

I would be grateful for any advice/personal experiences anyone out there can give me, so I have an idea of what to expect.

Thanks in advance,

Elaine

(Jenna Mac)[/QUOTE]


I really hope it does work for you and it lessens your pain. I wish you lots of luck!!





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