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ACNES, Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Chronic Pain | Last Active: 1 day ago | Replies (305)

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My diagnostic lidocaine pain block lasted just an hour, or less. My pain doc said that was enough to show him that he'd located the nerve involved. This week, he's going to repeat it and add a steroid. He said the steroid doesn't guarantee anything, but it might work. I am at the end of my rope with this continuous pain. I hope this will work.

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Did you receive partial or 100% complete relief from the pain?

Doctors tend to be very conservative and do the least invasive procedure first and then work their way higher.

Using a steroid is the next recommended step and could possibly be repeated once if it didn’t work completely the first time.

I believe the next step after that would be to attempt a radio frequency or other type of nerve ablation.

The final possible step is surgery to disable the nerve that is causing you pain.