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Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!? Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

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Unread 02-18-2005, 05:39 PM
Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

Hi Marian...Please do take someone with you to your appt. It makes a world of difference to have a second ear and a hand to hold. I only had a day's relief from my last block two days ago and I'm not thinking I'll have any more. They don't last long enough to nmake a difference, and the steroids can't be good for me. My pain is still awful, but I have tried some pot tea and smoking a little from another doctors advise and it has helped. I hope your appt. goes well...don't be too scared. We'll talk soon, love Bec
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Unread 02-18-2005, 07:17 PM
Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

Yeah, one day's relief does not sound good enough for me to do another one either if that be the case. I am taking my mother...DH has a new job and I don't want him to lose anytime from it unless I end up in the i know she is going to examine me and I will be beyond pain at that point and a 50mile drive in pain is not my cup of tea, so that is why she is also taking me....and to listen as well.
Don't worry, the first place I will go when I get home from that appt will be bed...LOL>>but then I will come hear and share my experience and I hope it is giong to be a good one.
Unread 03-12-2005, 09:09 PM
No luck with blocks - lapo done on 3/9

Well, I say I had ~no~ luck with the nerve blocks. It did actually help the vulvar pain I've been having for YEARS! It just didn't help the debilitating pelvic pain I've been having these past few months, causing me to go on Short-term disability from work on 2/21.

I had a lapo a few days ago and the Dr discovered my vagina (where my cervix was removed) was attached to my bowel. He removed these adhesions and filled my abdomen with 3 liters of saline solution to prevent them from being tempted to reattach during my healing this time. He also saw the inguinal nerve and discovered it was damaged from a previous surgery (most likely my hysterectomy). So, he gave me another inguinal nerve block and plans to give me a few more post-op to completely deaden this nerve.

So, now I'm at home healing. I feel much better--lots better than I did before the surgery.
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Unread 03-15-2005, 10:47 AM
Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

Hey everyone, just wondering what kind of Doc you all are seeing? I am seeing a pelvic specialist as my prime doc and a gastional intestional doc, I have IBS too, and a neruologist and pain management doctor. I have had tah/bso, I had severe endo as well. I also had two lapo surgeries last year for adheasions, but still pain. I had mri's utltasounds, colon test, cat scans. nothing. I went throurgh 5 months of pt and six weeks of treminal/herbal injections on my vertical scar. I just recently had botox done in the operating room to my pelvic floor and now I am having vaginal pt with electronic signals. I go every week and I know what the end result will be, PAIN!! I have been on neurontin and neurtripaline and pain pathchs,so forth, I am candiate for pain management nercotic meds, but I am mom of two teenagers, wife and I work as a business manager full time. I do not know who else to go to, I live in Phila and I do not know who else would handle pelvic pain issues, my family Doc has his hands up in the air now too. Please let me know if you have any other info, my pt told me that is could be possible nerve entrapment, but my pelvic doc does not think so. Thanks again. Mary
Unread 03-15-2005, 07:17 PM
Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

I went to the doctor today and found out that I have nerve damage. I have a severe shooting pain that is radiating down my left leg from just below my incision. I was 4 weeks post-op yesterday from a TAH. He did resistence tests on my legs to test for numbness and tingling. He said that he thought that the nerve would heal itselfs it would just take some time. I was put on steriods and anti-inflammatorys. This is discouraging because I have basically been "sick" for the past year with pain due to endo and IC. After surgery I had felt so much better I was on the treadmill everyday and getting back to a "normal" life. I actually wanted to be out and about. Can someone explain this nerve block to me. He said that would be the next step if the current meds don't work.

Unread 03-16-2005, 02:00 PM

I had an ilioinguinal nerve block (trigger-point injection). The nurse administered some lidocaine to numb the area for the needle. Then, the Dr. probes the needle in the ilioinguinal area (on the right side for me) until he finds the nerve to block. When he finds the nerve, you will know because you'll feel the shooting pain sensations radiating similar to the pain you have on a daily basis; but, not near as severe. Then, he slowly injects the medication into the nerve. And, for a lot of people, it reduces pain significantly, some for hours, some for days, some for months. The goal of these injections (at least in my case) is to deaden the nerve to where I won't have this pain at all anymore...or at least until the nerve rejuvenates. I've heard the nerve set time period but from what I've read and been told, it could be 1 year to several years. Then, you have another series of these blocks to deaden it again.

I'm not sure of the difference in the actual *nerve block* compared to the *trigger point injection* appears the difference is the local lidocaine anesthesia versus iv administered anesthesia. I really need to confer with my Dr because the paperwork he gave me was on ilioinguinal nerve blocks but the nurse said I was given it via trigger point injection?!? I believe both have the same goals.

I sent you <<Allie>> a private message with some links to info where I researched. Hope it helps!
Unread 03-16-2005, 05:39 PM
Nerve Blocks - Rx for pelvic pain?!?

I had something similar to this 2 different times, one directly into the lower abd and then about 6 weeks ago into the cuff...
My situation is a little different as I have had multiple problems and they thought and still think i have nerve problems. But, the injections did not help. Now, i am in physical therapy for what they know is muscles in the pelvic area that will not stop going into spasms...i have lived with a stabbing pain in the right and left areas where my ovaries once were for 4 months....they still don't know what to do...just trying to eliminate one thing at a time starting at the beginning with a new specialist.
this was his recomendation, to strengthen the pelvic muscles due to 5 surgeries in 4 months, if that does not help, then we will go to the next step....don't know what that is.......

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