|Feb 06 2012|
So, had my second selective nerve root block on Jan 26th, this time for C3. I woke up from anesthesia feeling much better then the C2 selective root block. I was so elated I felt like going to the malland shopping my butt off or even doing zumba! Lol! That's how great I felt! ZERO pain upon awakening. It is a pretty noninvasive procedure and you go home that day after recovering, which is nice. This procedure was on a Thursday. I was pain free until Tuesday July 31st when I started noticing the sharp stabbing pains more in the lesser occipital nerves and that baseline dull ache at the left side greater occipital nerve again, but not as bad. I'm disappointed but hoping this steroid will kick in. I have several weeks until I fly to Houston to meet with Dr. Blake and Dr. Perry so it's a waiting game now. I would definitely recommend this procedure for those of you who have not tried it. Everyone is different and responds differently to procedures. My neurosurgeon said some patients have weeks to months free of pain. Im just not one of those lucky ones. It will also help confirm the source of your pain (usually C2 nerve root). Any questions, feel free to ask! Wish u all the best!
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