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bradcrowne posted:
Diseases have become complicated and so have their treatments. What may seem to you as a simple pain in your legs or lower back, can actually turn out to be quite dangerous if not paid attention to immediately. This could happen due to a nerve root becoming compressed and inflamed, yet an MRI might not be able to detect which nerve root is it. Such pain could require selective nerve blocks therapy to detect the source of nerve pain and at the same time, cure the disease.
A selective nerve block injection approaches the affected nerve at its exit point from the foramen. Both an anti-inflammatory medicine and an anesthesia are injected and a live X-ray is used to determine whether the injection has been done at the correct spot. Immediate relief from the pain is an indication that the selective nerve blocks treatment was just injected in the particular nerve. There is no definite guarantee that the pain will be removed permanently; in fact, in worse cases, it can lead to lifelong pain in the legs.
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bj1208 responded:
Hi Bradcrowne - welcome to the support group

yes this type of treatment can bring relief to those that do suffer from lower back and leg pains.

However, while the nerve endings are blocked (deadened) they can grow back and thus some have worse pains than before the treatments.

I had this done 2 times and it did not work either time. Actually, what happened was the nerve roots grew back at a fast rate. the pain specialist wanted to do this treatment a 3rd time and I refused.

I hope this works for you and others - best of luck~~
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