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Lumbar Nerve Root Block Injection
Lumbar nerve root irritation and eds type 3... 5 months later still in pain and using crutches. Will i ever recover?
Discuss with: Your orthopedic doctor who has been treating you and knows your history. If you have not seen a back orthopedic doctor you nee to see one. ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Lumbar nerve: A lumbar nerve block is 1 way to treat pain caused by compression of a lumbar nerve root. It can be done " blind" or via fluoroscopy or us guidance. Local anaesthetic and a steroid is injected close to the nerve. If the correct nerve location is identified, the pain will resolve. ...Read more
Epidural : The most common "lumbar nerve block" is lumbar epidural. Risks include bleeding if you are on blood thinners. Infection that may lead to meningitis so sterile technique is very important. 1 in 100 can get headache that is worse when sitting up (for midline epidural). Nerve damage, paralysis and death are very rare. Usually these are same day procedures with little down time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a lumbar nerve block today on s1 nerve and have no pain relief from it. Im so disappointed. Should i go to doctor. 6 weeks till my next consult?
Call doc: You should call and discuss with your doc. If not satisfied, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
After a lumbar nerve block IV some numbness/drop in foot ihave feeling but little movement.Pysio thinks its from the block. Can you help explain this?
Normal if resolved: A nerve block means the doctor injected Lidocaine or another local anesthetic (numbing medication) around a nerve. It is done for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is normal, after the nerve is 'numbed' to have numbness and decreased muscle strength. It should resolve after max 12 hours (depending on medication used). If it has not resolved. Call the doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, ,doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine. ,is that a good medicine ?
Please repost: Please repost and explain the relationship in your thinking between lumbar nerve root damage and a urinary tract infection. I don't see the connection. Also, please include the answer you got to your question about ciprofloxacin from the doctor who prescribed the antibiotic; or, if you did not ask your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more
the patient feels hnp can travel a long distance ( about 800 km ) by bus after taking the nerve root block injection 1 month ago?
OK, but walk.: This shouldn't be a major concern. However i would instruct the patient to make sure they are regularly getting up and walking up and down the isle every now and again every 2 hours or so. A walk to the front of the bus then to the back and perhaps stay standing at their chair for a few minutes before sitting down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did bilateral transforaminal nerve root block on Wed for L4 L5, L5 S1. What’s the component of the injection? When can I work out again & have sex?
Discomfort with LP : Depends on lots of things ( mostly technique I have found ) Often patients ask if it will hurt as I am finishing the procedure !! ( they felt absolutely no pain at all ) ...Read more
My selective nerve root block relieved my leg pain for four days and back pain for 0 days. This sucks.
I have a pinched lumbar nerve, tried pt but pain has got worse I can't stand to be on my feet long it goes down my leg and numbs my foot?
L-Spine in extreme pain for 7days. Had L4/5 Microdiscectomy in 2001. Pain is on Right Side+continues to my Right Upper Hip. I have aches and pains in my Quadriceps intermittently. Sitting is excruciating. Any ideas which Lumbar Nerve is the cause?
Doctor said I have lumbar spondylosis, mass effect right L4 L5 nerve root, but left leg numb and dr did epordiaol injection on left L5S1 why?
Please repost: Please repost and include the answers to your questions given to you by the doctor who made the diagnosis and did rhe injection; or, if you did not ask the doctor, please state why you did not ask him/her and why you're posting the question for online doctors who have no direct knowledge of your case. ...Read more
Injection: Itself can stir things up. Cause more irritation of the nerve root. The steroid injected which is an anti-inflammatory agent) is suppose to kick in and calm the irritated root but that does not always happen. Possible that the cause of the pain is more than just inflamed nerve root. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injection treatment: Epidural injection or selective nerve root blocks are done for diagnostic and therapeutic (treatment) purposes. Typically, they are done under x-ray guidance by a qualified pain specialist. Usually, it involves injection of anti-inflammatory steroid for treatment or a local anesthetic for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more
I had a bilateral nerve root block on 29th june I am still in some pain. I still have some numbness at times in my foot is thisnormal?
Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Steroid type medication done under a local anesthesia with or without IV sedation in a sterile setting either with or without fliuroscopic or x-ray guidance into space below the lamina but above the dura or lining of the nerve tissue of the spine with the needle passing through natural openings between the lamina given for pain relief due to inflammation from a disc ...Read more
Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme ...Read more
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