Originally Posted by Dr. Smith
I was confused/mistaken about the type of injection this was (it happens -- that's what I get for being in a rush...
). Either way, what I said shouldn't be construed as negative.
Hope this works out better than expected/hoped for!
No worries doc. It's all good.
I made it through yesterday. I was very grateful for a mild sedative during the procedure. It was not pleasant to go through. It was at least 12 or more injections on each side of my neck. It hurt like crazy once they started on my left side, which is always the side that seems to hurt more. (If anyone else out there is having this same procedure done, I would recommend taking the sedative if offered, especially if you already have a lot of neck pain to begin with.)
There was noted relief from the usual pain I have afterward so that means the nerve block was applied to the correct areas and it was a very good sign.
I had a really tricky time walking afterward. My head felt like a bowling ball and I couldn't seem to balance when I would stand up.
Kept stumbling backwards so I had to lay down for a while again before attempting to leave.
Now since the numbing has completely worn off my neck hurts like hell.
My neck muscles still feel a bit weak too. That was a lot of work they did in there yesterday.
I have to have one more nerve block completed and then they will do the RFA. It seems like a lot of trauma to go through but the doctors are in agreement that this is the best route for me to get longer lasting pain relief.