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Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful in treatment of crps? Was given 75mg 2x's day, but i'm not sure if it'll help. It will be weeks before i can get spinal nerve blocks

Is lyrica (pregabalin) useful in treatment of crps? Was given 75mg 2x's day, but i'm not sure if it'll help. It will be weeks before i can get spinal nerve blocks

Yes!: It's one of the treatments for crps. Be patient it doesn't start working right away. Take it as directed. Ask your doctor about physical therapy. This treatment modality early in the disease process really improves outcome. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is it possible to have an adverse reactions or bad side affects to a spinal sympathetic nerve block?

Is it possible to have an adverse reactions or bad side affects to a spinal sympathetic nerve block?

Yes: Any procedure or medical intervention or even medication has potential risks and side effects as well as benefits. ...Read more

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Which is most effective at treating severe chronic neuropathic pelvic pain that has no cause: spinal cord stimulator, nerve block injection or tens?

Which is most effective at treating severe chronic neuropathic pelvic pain that has no cause: spinal cord stimulator, nerve block injection or tens?

It depends: I would consult a pain management physician for this. Definitely try a round of steroid injections or a tens unit first before having a spinal cord stimulator permanently implanted. ...Read more

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Was getting a nerve block today and dr and nurse were saying something was really small now I have spinal stenosis and was wondering what they meant?

Was getting a nerve block today and dr and nurse were saying something was really small now I have spinal stenosis  and was wondering what they meant?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis implies that your spinal canal, where the cord resides, is very narrow. This could lead to neurological problem. Let's hope not in your case. ...Read more

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I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?

I have a syrinx in my spinal cord that causes a lot of back pain. Is it safe to have nerve block injections?

?location of syrinx: Depends upon location and extent of syrinx. ?Possibility of test injection with local anesthetic e.g. Marcaine. Discuss with neurosugeon. ...Read more

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Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Is genitofemoral nerve block injection given at  spinal cord?Pain management doc says it will b performed under anaesthesia, afterwards it hurts lot?

Generally No : Genitofemoral nerve block is a peripheral nerve and it's innervation (where it gets it's feeling from) is at the L1 and L2 spinal nerve levels. Typically the block is done at the peripheral level in the lower abdomen/pelvic area next to the pubic bone. Sometimes when this technique provides short term benefit, another injection may be performed at the spinal nerve levels to get relief. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

see below: A spinal nerve (root) is a large nerve bundle that leaves the spine at regular intervals, right and left. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body. Think of a bee sting, with pain, swelling and sensitivity. Inflammation of the nerve root, causes pain close to the spine, and along the route of the nerve. Epidural steroid injections are sometimes used to place anti-inflammatories into the spine. ...Read more

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What happens if the ventral root of the spinal nerve is cut?

Weakness or paralysi: The ventral root contains the motor fibers which control our muscles. Because muscles have multiple nerve roots innervating them the result may only be weakness in a particular group of muscles or could be paralysis if the particular nerve root is the dominant root. ...Read more

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What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

What happens if the dorsal root of a spinal nerve is damaged?

It may create: Neuropathic pain as this is in the vicinity of the dorsal root ganglion and may affect that nerve's functional distribution as well depending on what type of overlap or cross innervation that may be in that individual. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

What is the difference between a cranial nerve and a spinal nerve?

Cranial/Spinal nerve: Cranial nerves emerge from the brain. Spinal nerves are from the spinal cord. ...Read more

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Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more