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Nerve Blocks and REALLY long appointments

Jan 21, 2017 9:12 AM

I've had a migraine that kept me in the grip of a migraine that won't turn me loose for what feels like forever. In desperation, I ended up getting nerve blocks. Having never had anything like that done before, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. Even with my intense dislike of needles, I was more concerned with the doctor having to turn the light on to work then the needles to deliver the medications. No cakewalk but definitely something I am grateful for since it was able to decrease my pain to a more managable level. I just can't think about what was actually DONE to accomplish the relief. Please tell me I'm not alone when it comes to procedures that you simply cannot think about the "how's and where's" after the fact.

Jan 21, 2017 2:19 PM

I've had some procedures. I don't mind needles and I've had them preformed on my spine with no problems at all, I even impressed my doctor who has been doing it for years but... I don't ever want another spinal tap!

Jan 21, 2017 4:13 PM

After my car accident last year I had a migraine that wouldn't go away. My Pain clinic doctor - when he found out my Neurologist wouldn't treat my migraine because a car accident was involved - recommended Nerve Blocks. I have had it twice and will be getting a third one when I get home. My doctor sprays a numbing medicine first. Waits a few then does the procedure.

You are not alone.

Jan 21, 2017 5:14 PM

I've also had many procedures including 2 spinal taps. I NEVER want another needle approaching my spine. I typically tolerate needles well but just not there.

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 PM

Am I weird? I had two spinal taps and never felt either of them, but the nerve block had me in tears!

Jan 26, 2017 10:25 AM

I've had a total of 15-18 nerve blocks since 2011 but I am sedated with propofol so I don't know what they're doing. Lol otherwise I couldn't do it. The one spinal tap I've had.. Never again! I had a myelogram once that caused an excruciating headache and the doc did a spinal blood patch or something in his office. Omg I thought I'd die and literally wanted to! I hate needles now and don't even like giving blood anymore.

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