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Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"? Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

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Unread 04-27-2006, 01:53 PM
Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

Hi Sisters,
Well, four weeks after the lap and the pain is back big time. I was raking leaves and am now having something that feels like muscles spasms in my abdomen from one of the new "holes" to the middle one. Again, my abdomen feels like a huge bruise. Sitting all day at work hurts, then when I get home and try and do yard work, house work, I HURT. Anyway, I've had enough, I see my MD on Monday and I want to know about pain management. I know there are "trigger point" injections, but they are not permanent. I had one before the lap, and it causes horrible spasms and only lasted about four hours. Are "nerve block" injections permanent? Is there anyway to paralize this painful belly?
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Unread 04-27-2006, 04:28 PM
Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

I have had some injections into my nerves and they were not permanent. The relief was temporary and really didn't do much for my abdominal issues, but did help my pelvic pain. I eventually had parts of the damaged illingual nerves removed. My pelvic pain is mostly gone, but I still suffer from major abdominal issues.

You could still be healing from your recent surgery. Recovery from surgery takes time. I have found with each additional surgery I have had that my recovery takes much longer. You may be doing too much. Perhaps it's time to listen to your body and ease up on the house and yard work for a bit.

Unread 04-27-2006, 09:42 PM
Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

I have had two nerve blocks for ilioinguinal neuralgia caused from the hysterectomy. I have been told you can have relief anywhere from 1 hour to permanent relief. Unfortunately mine were unsuccessful and I will be trying one more nerve block after I have recuperated from the prolapse surgery I had a few days ago. Good luck in your search for pain relief.
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Unread 05-06-2006, 02:17 AM
Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

I went to a PM dr for the first time this week. I have back pain which has been going on for 14 years. The surgery 6 months ago didn't help the pain. He put me on some pain meds and also scheduled me for epidural steroid injections. My first will be the 18th and the second June 1. He said the epidural part only lasts a few hours. It is basically used to numb the area where the steroids is injected into. The steroid is supposed to reduce the inflammation, which is causing the pain. I am guessing this is something like the block you are talking about.
Going to the pm dr was a good thing. With the pain meds for my back it is also reducing my lower abdominal pain(scar tissue).
I hope the block helps you.
Unread 05-08-2006, 08:10 AM
Are Nerve Blocks "permanent"?

Haven't popped over here for awhile and saw this post. Perhaps, and this is just my opinion, you need consider "healing" to be your primary job right now. I'm not saying to quit your paying job. That's probably not doable or advisable.

You might consider that perhaps you could hire out things like raking your leaves to the kid down the street who needs a couple of extra bucks. The cost of that is minor when compared to the cost of not healing fully and properly.

Be completely honest with your doctor about all your physical activities. I'll bet he echos some of what we are saying here which is ... if it hurts, don't do it/listen to your body/respect your limits.

Take care ... and I really mean that!


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