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... ends on the person and their tolerance to pain. Back when I was still in the diagnosis period I had three blocks done in the course of a couple months. The first block I had did take most the pain away but only for around four weeks. My second it was less and my third didn't do anything. ... (4 replies)
... Besides having my lumbar sympathetic block on the right side, i also had the stellate block in my neck for my right hand pain. This time is different from the first time. ... (10 replies)
... My block went ahead as scheduled, but didn't work. ... (5 replies)

Second Block
Feb 17, 2004
... This was only my second block so I don't know how effective they are going to be. ... (11 replies)
Feb 10, 2004
... I am not sure of the type of block, Sharon mentioned a lumbar sympathetic block as the possible one. Right now I am not in physical therapy. The pain doc said if the blocks work then part of the nerve should be removed. ... (2 replies)
... r that did not believe that I had anything wrong with me. I am now wheel chair bound. I pray that they caught yours early enough. That is the key. I have had two sympathetic nerve blocks and a radio frequency treatment to no evail. I am in stage two and headed fast to stage three. It is very disheartening. You will be in my prayers! ... (6 replies)
... Hi Wiired. I wish I could give a positive response, but I had only very limited relief with lumbar sympathetic blocks (they followed much the same pattern as you've described for your SGB) and no relief from SGB other than from the direct result of the local anaesthetic (an accidental sensory and motor blockade - so I not only had a sympathetic blockade, but also a numb and... (11 replies)
... Thanks for the response. Well, it seems I got another Lumbar Sympathetic Block and it didn't work. In fact, I believe I'm in more pain then before. ... (9 replies)
... Usually if you show improvement or any type of relief from the blocks its SMP.. Then they will direct the therapy at the sympathetic nervous system.. ... (32 replies)
... u need to be seeing a doctor who specializes in treating pain, like an anesthesiologist if you aren't already. Treatment varies from doctor to doctor. Many times sympathetic blocks are tried. In your case it would be a lumbar sympathetic block since your lower limb is affected. ... (6 replies)
... I think that I might get the nerve block mostly so I dont have to rely on the medicines they gave me that give me the reactions of cramping, depression, rashes, etc. it's terrible! ... (3 replies)
... n't want it, then cancel it. I have had several blocks and have not had any of the symptoms that you have mentioned. If I were were you I would not have another block until you can see or talk to your PM doc. Good luck and let us know what happens. ... (3 replies)
... The reason I say I think you are getting a bier block is because I know they use tourniquettes for those blocks not the same as a lumbar sympathetic block. ... (30 replies)
... Hi. I was "officially" diagnosed about 4 weeks ago. Before that, it was highly suspected. I have my 6th lumbar sympathetic block done tomorrow. ... (28 replies)
... Hi I am scheduled for a third block in a few weeks (SGB since my RSD started in my shoulder) and my PM doc said he would start the lidocaine concurrently. I'm not sure I understand what will be involved, I need to call his office and find out how all this will work. The weather has been atrocious this winter in the NE, one flare just leads into another. I don't know... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily, I'm sooo very sorry to hear that you're suffering so much. I've never had a block, but my pain has been very nasty for about 5 days now. I agree with you cuz I'm also scared about the scs -- So much can go wrong, plus the spread. I've been looking into the drug pump -- I dont know much about it but am interested in getting more info. Have you thought about... (32 replies)
... I guess it's bad news that if you don't get relief from a block then it's probably sympathetically independent pain, becuase therefore the blocks are one less option for pain control.. ... (32 replies)
... I had mine done under fluoroscopy,live xray, so it didn't go astray. I believe this reaction is most likely due to the pain being SIP, Sympathetically Independent Pain. I also believe when the pain goes independent is when it's more likely to spread. Now, if only the ones researching would catch up with me! LOLOL Having SIP means you most likely won't get any kind of relief... (32 replies)
... Tigerlily, I am sorry to hear you had such a negative response with the block.. I had three of them also.. All of them would give me a flare up.. I don't know why.. but it did. I would experience the same thing when I would come home from PT.. I went for two yrs straight.. Everytime I would come home the pain would start... I kept telling the therapist.. He just... (32 replies)
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Jan 11, 2009
... Physical therapy because if you don't use it, you could lose it. Blocks, for the legs it's a lumbar sympathetic block and for the arms a stellate ganglion block. ... (1 replies)

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