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I have a thickening of my Ackilies tendon. After several things were tried in my right foot I had three "craving" down operations they have up as there was too much scare tissue to do more.
Now the left leg has begin to do the same thing. This ;pain block".is the first thing they have tried. I had an anesthetic injection followed immediately by this pain block injection which was put in and moved around for around 5 minutes before being taken out. It was done in an ultrasound suite so the doctor could see the site. Had anyone else had this, has it worked and how often do you have it to keep the pain at bay?
I’ve had those type of injections did not work for me
I get 18 injections a week. Hips back, lumbar thru to base of skull and 2 in each shoulder. I has made it so I can function again. Still no lifting or bending but I can actually sleep most nights now. Not waking up every time I roll over!
I go to a pain clinic with a team that specializes in this type of therapy. Make sure that it is Dr referral and endorsed by BBB.
I’ve had the cortisone injections as a day patient it did not work at all for me. I was then given this new style injection in lower part of my back the doctor was looking on a screen they all had lead overall on and they had a lead sheet on my thighs they said it was to burn the nerve ends at one stage he touched somewhere with this needle / probe and my whole body went into jerking / bouncing on the bed it took a while to stop it I think they gave me an injection. This treatment was as a day patient it felt good for approximately 2 weeks and pain was back with a vengeance. I have morphine patches it used to be changed every 3 days. Then they insisted I had same patch on for 7 days before I changed it. Alongside the patch I was given Gabbivente which is normally used for epilepsy (sorry not got correct spelling) I also had a strong antidepressant. Although it seems to have helped with pain I had several constipation and other side effects so I weaned myself off these tablets took a year but I noticed the change in side effects I’m now only taking the patch topped up with paracetamol. I do some exercises, meditation listen to some natural sounds of nature like waves coming into shore lapping, or stormy seas, birds etc which is at moment 2 years working for me. I have teathered Cord syndrome it’s a trait of spina - biffita born with it heritage I’ve got stiffness of the joints painful as well. I’m managing at the moment I’ve got copd and asthma again heritages my sleep pattern is I sleep from 6am to 11:30am I don’t sleep at night I’m on oxygen as well. I also nap during the day. But I’m managing
Anyone had cortisone injection? I haven't had the injection ur talking tho
I must admit that the steroid injections into my back have worked, and I have been able to do almost anything. Anyone using a pain management team needs to find a good one. There are so many docs around that do not know what they are doing correctly.
Good luck to anyone in pain.😍
That last word should be doc.
I have had nerve blocks and the last one has lasted months but you need a good radiologist and pain management dco.
That's what they want to do to me.
I would say do not shirk on researching more about the person administrating the nerve block because placing the needle in exactly the right place at exactly the right dosage is really important. For example, my vascular surgeon writes a prescription for the type of medication (anesthetic, cortisone, botox, whatever) and body part and a very specific radiologist who specializes in nerve imaging and muscular-skeletal issues is the physician who actually administers the nerve block. She has published, researched, presented on this topic. Nerve blocks when correctly and expertly administered can be very effective but it’s important to feel confident in the person administrating the treatment.
I'm sho sorry, I understand. They wouldn't even give me a another last mo bc they said it'll make my pain worse as it causes a pancreatic flare up....smhs!