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Lumbar nerve root irritation and eds type 3... 5 months later still in pain and using crutches. Will i ever recover?

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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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Can you please tell me about a lumbar nerve block?

Can you please tell me about a lumbar nerve block?

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

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What are the risks of a lumbar nerve block and what care should be taken afterwards?

What are the risks of a  lumbar nerve block and what care should be taken afterwards?

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 more

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Any side effects to lower lumbar nerve blocks?

Any side effects to lower lumbar nerve blocks?

Yes: Quite uncommon like infection, nerve damage, spinal headaches and failure to achieve goals. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Have lumbar nerve root damage numbness in leg, ,doctor put me on Cipro for bacterial infection in urine. ,is that a good medicine ?

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

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Dear sir, the patient feels hnp can travel a long distance ( about 800 km ) by bus after taking the nerve root block injection 1 month ago?

Dear sir, 
          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 more

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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?

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?

Steroid injection: It's likely the components of the injection were a local anesthetic and steroid. The local anesthetic lasting a few hours and the steroid meant to last longer (days to weeks). Normal activity can be resumed the next day. ...Read more

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Would a spinal tap feel like a nerve root block, facet joint injections or more uncomfortable?

Would a spinal tap feel like a nerve root block, facet joint injections or more uncomfortable?

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

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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?

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?

Be seen: I would certainly be seen in followup, if you have not had an MRI you may need one to fully evaluate your problem. Progression in neurological symptoms, particularly if weakness develops, can sometimes be an indication for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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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

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Can you please tell me about a nerve root block?

Treating pain: Nerve root blocks are used by a trained pain specialist (anesthesiologist). Local anesthetic is injected in an attempt to help with the painful nerve root syndrome. It is used to relive your nerve root pain. ...Read more

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I had a fluoroscopic nerve root block and it appears to have worsened my condition, why?

I had a fluoroscopic nerve root block and it appears to have worsened my condition, why?

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 more

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Can you tell me about nerve root block epidural?

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

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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?

Yes: The numbness should resolved at the foot. If pain continues, return to your doctor. May need a repeat injection. Did you have a MRI of your back? ...Read more

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What's a facet nerve block procedure?

What's a facet nerve block procedure?

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 more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Epidural Steroid Injection (Definition)

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 Blocker Overdose (Definition)

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