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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sympathetic block: Having back soreness after a sympathetic injection is not unusual for the first couple of days if a posterior approach is used. Should not persist af ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as senso ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Pain relief: Usually steroid and local anesthetic is injected to help relieve pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Not understanding: If your question is about muscle pain and trigger points, people may have allergies to foods that cause the typical allergy like symptoms. However it ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: The neuropathy could be from the nerve block, but could also be from the surgery itself. It is possible that the needle could have damaged the nerve, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Ndeto
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Potentially yes.: Facet block is by and large a diagnostic tool but can be therapeutic as well. Commonly however the pain is rarely gone forever and will come back. If ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: I would think that a nerve block would calm the irritation thereof, although, it may only last for the duration of the block.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No it is not: There is no contraindication to steroid injection. But it is not very likely to help, if the tumor is causing compression of the nerve. It is better t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Medications: You are describing neuropathic pain and there are medications such as gabapentin and other neuroleptics, or TCA to name a few. Discuss with your docto ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Several days: Epidural steroid injections have used since the early 1950s to treat lower back & radicular pain. It is generally accepted that they provide short ter ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience Pain Management
Diagnostic : This procedure is indicated when the source of back/neck pain is unclear. Anesthesia of facet joint nerve supply (two nerves per joint) is performed a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve?Inflamed nerve?Torn/cut nerve?Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain.If pain is due to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Few 'stop' the pain: It depends on what you mean by 'damage': crushed nerve?Inflamed nerve?Torn/cut nerve?Narcotics are often first-line for severe pain.If pain is due to ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Injury to rib nerve: Each rib has a nerve that runs along the rib in a groove under the bone. This nerve can be cut if not separated from the rib before the rib is removed ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is possible if : The nerve block irritated the nerve or the needle somehow irritated the nerve. See your surgeon for an evaluation & recommendations. One should ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: A nerve block is one of many possible treatments. Have you tried oral and topical medications (lyrica, lidoderm) as well as antiviral medication (val ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Not injected near: The nerve, or the solution used was either too dilute or not efficacious for a few reasons. Most local anesthetics always work in normal tissues when ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Talk to surgeon: Return to the surgeon for a follow-up. They have your records and can best discover what has happened. It's too late for this issue - but learn from i ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: All neuropathic pain will respond.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and No: Short answer is that any opiate or narcotic, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine etc, will help just about any pain. But one develops rapid tolerance to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Please: Go back to your pain doctor and talk to him about your symptoms asap.
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