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Has anyone had an epideral nerve block, I kn it’s not fda aproved and I’m scared of what might happen
Yes I have. Broke my back in July and I have some slight nerve pain goi g down my right. Leg to knee. Had one they gave me slight sedation. Worked awesome.
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Thank u for helping ,there not sedating me very worried
Were u in alot of pain wen epideral wore off and how long does the numbness last ,my last one during rotor cuff surgery lasted 3 days said no longer than 24 hours I'm a single mom just worried and it's going in my neck
There are several shots you can receive as part of a pain management plan. In addition, each doctor has a different kind of hand (gentle to rough).
That being said, there are a number of factors that impact the shot you will receive including:
1. Type of shot,
2. Medication used.
3. Reason for shot.
4. Severity of condition.
5. Hand of doctor (see above).
As far as how long the shot lasts (you'llsee some repetitionfrom above):
1. Type of medication used,
2. How inflamed you are,
3. How long since your previous shot (if any).
4. How well you watch yourself as to not irritate the hurting part****
a. A shot is like a bandage. If you overdo, the pain will return more quickly.
b. Resting for the day after the shot.
5. How well your doc gets the correct spit.
I went for different shots for years ans years. The ONLY times I received sedation was with my first shot and not knowing what to expect. Then when I had Radio Frequency Ablation.
As for pain??? I do feel it when the medication is first injected and hoes through your sustem, that is what I feel. Right after the shot I feel pain as the medicine goes through my system. It takes abot 39 minutes to stop. Since I have to wait for 15 min. after, the pain does not lasr much beyond my trip home. I always carry a pain pill or Extra Strength Tylenol.
As far as how long it lasts??? My first 4 doctors NEVER gave me more than a couple of weeks, if that. My current doc gave me 6 to 12 weeks relief. When my spinal issues became too bad and surgery was needed, the shot just took the edge off.
I hope all this helps.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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@karolyn your emotions have a lot to do with how you,ll react to the shot also. I,ve had these shots but try to keep the fear from overtaking me with that being said it hurts yes but the pain is gone almost right away and you can resume your day .What helps me now is either ice or a heating pad to my back.Like today Im on my heating pad .Try not to let your fear get the best of you .
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Thank u so much I havnt done good with epideral in the past I'm very scared it's going to be a repeat
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Ty so much I've not had great response w epideral but she won't budge on changing it to another kind of block not sure why and the dr who's is doing it has one out of 5 stars that alone is not settling along with off lable use and not fda aproved
Did you end up having surgery, does the shot hurt not being sedated,ty
The shot is uncomfortable, but for me, I don't feel sedation is necessary. Let's face it, everyone has a different pain tolerance. I also know adults who are so terrified of any kind of injection that they yell just seeing the needle.
I have no fear of shots and I am able to remain very still during this 10 to 15 minute procedure .
Like I said, it is not painless, but I tolerate it easily and I dislike any sedation more!
The doctor does use a very fine needle and numbs the area first. I do feel the meds going through my system. That is actually the most uncomfortable spot, not the injection itself. The discomfort lasted me about 15 minutes or so after the procedure is done.
As for surgery? Yes. After many years of injections and other interventions, I opted for surgery. Nothing was working. I had SEVERE headaches and issues with my arms, hands and neck. At the end of this past February, I had C5/6 replaced with artificial discs. The surgery was done through my neck as an out patient. I healed quickly and I was done with pain meds in a couple of days.
12 weeks ago today, I had a 2nd surgery on L3/4. I had an X-lift fusion. Not sure what it means but yhey went through my left side.
I will be honest that this has been a VERY LONG and DIFFICULT recovery. It has been very painful!! 12 weeks later and I still don't feel myself. I really don't know if it is the surgery or something else that has begun to act up. I am full of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia so that be impacting how I feel.
Anyway, hope this helps…
U are such a blessing ty for helping me ,I can tolerate pain I do have anxiety I dint like the feel of something making my body feels wierd will this happen and u said u had a cesi
just picking up thread of this conversation. have to have epidural for hip replacement in january. is this same kind of nerve block you are discussing? i am scared about having it done.
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R they giving it to u before surgery or the day of ,I don't kn what it's like yet as I'm dew for one one the 13 no surgery, but they gave me one before they took me into surgery and wasn't under sedation I saw the needle and it was long and I have sever anxiety and I said I hope ur sedating me before u do that they said no I said yes u r ,so they did and had full muscle tear,rotor cuff surgery very painful, woke up arm still numb Dr said be numb 24 hours no pain at this point and said make sure take meds even if u don't feel pain I didn't so wen it wore off I was screaming it was worse pain ever that said if it's when surgery done take pain meds trust me ,I'm need to kn about a cesi block
I really don't have a definitive answer for you. There are so many medications used.
However, if I were to guess, I'd think it is probably something like is used when you have a baby and need a C-section.
I don't know specifically what frightens you. Is it the shot or hip replacement?
As I remember, after the initial prick of the needle, some sort of IV is used so that doctors can re-administer medication as needed without having to inject again.
Please know that I am NOT in the medical field in any way.
I share based on my own experiences and/or what others have said and/or research.
Hope this helps…
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@grandmar. thanks for your helpful reply. it is the epidural i have been worrying about.
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