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My doctor has recommended getting a nerve block for my daily nagging pain at c5-6, I have a fusion at c6-7, and 3 facet blocks have relieved my pain for about 3 days.

I am worried about burning the nerve thought because If I dont feel pain I may be more likely to hurt myself.

Has anyone had one of these with good results?

What they are telling me is that a Facet Block or Median Branch Block is where they inject steriod into the disk space to relieve pain and this works for about 3-5 days for me (ive had about 5 of them) when they figure out where the pain is coming from they can burn that particular nerve and you can get up to a year of pain relief from that area (mine is right side 5-6) but I am worried that if I do not feel pain I could be hurting myself on days I should be taking it easy etc.

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