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Medial Branch Block Anyone????

Aug 18, 2018 11:41 AM

I am interested in finding out if any one else ever had a Medial Branch Block? I had one a week ago,
and I’m due an appointment to discuss the outcome and another one in the future. My question is how long did it take to see results, because after my numbing medication wore off I was in pain again and I had to continue my pain meds and Zanaflex. Then I went 2 days with my pain at a 2, which elevated to a 7 after sitting 4 hrs at work.I guess I was expecting after 4 days I wouldn’t need to take medication for pain to function......WRONG

Aug 24, 2018 3:33 AM

My husband had one to no avail. Not an ounce of relief. What I do know from talking with a variety of doctors is that any nerve block is a hit or miss. I had one vaginally, lasted 3 days.

Aug 24, 2018 4:01 AM

Thanks Zetarlov, I’m up every night trying to figure out if the nerve block was just a waste of time and effort, because I still have to take pain meds, and they still don’t work. I waited for a week to see if there was a difference......you just clarified my doubts, I have an appt with my Pain Management Dr and Neurosurgeon in September , and I am trying to keep a diary so that I can tell both just how much the block did not seem to help

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