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bilateral lumbar medial branch block

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Dr. Yunus Shah
41 years experience in Anesthesiology
Wait and watch: Typically no reason to have headaches after mediial branch block . Potentially may happen IF the needle accidentally went too deep and caused spinal f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Beer
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
Facet pain: The two should be similarly effective. The question I have is whether the medicine got to the right place or if perhaps the facet injection was not co ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Two kinds: Cervical medial branch block can be done with just pain numbing drugs or by radiofrequency ablation which lasts months. These procedures block the med ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
26 years experience in Pain Management
Facet Injections!: The good news is that if medial branch blocks are not successful, another option is to ask your doctor about injecting into the facet joint directly w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
NO!: a sacral block is a block of the sacral nerve roots . A medial branch block is a block of the nerves that serve the facet joints, Two very different ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably safe!: Facet Joint injections are useful for controlling referred pain from your spine. Most parasitic infections do not affect your spine! Trichinella affe ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Controversial: If pain is produced by bending backwards, suggestive of dx. Controversial is routine diagnosis and treatment.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Not yet: The Lidocaine would be expected to wear off in less than a day. The Dexamethasone takes 1-2 weeks to show maximum improvement.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Need diagnosis : Sorry to hear of your problems. The best way to get improvement is an accurate diagnosis. If you’re not getting that now please get a second opinion
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Lumbar sympathetic blocks are usually performed by a pain medicine physician trained in interventional procedures.
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