My present pain management doctor wants me to also start seeing an anesthesia pain management doctor!
Taking any type of pain killer, even aspirin or Tylenol will keep the nerve block from working, so you can imagine how percocet and other pain killers will interfere with the healing. The best thing you can do is to stop taking any pain killer now, or you'll just be wasting your time. Think of it this way-if this other stuff worked, you wouldn't be sent to this type of pain clinic. My treatment was successful beyond what anybody thought possible. By the way, I had set a date to get relief or commit suicide. If it hadn't worked, I wouldn't be writing this.
They'll try different types of anesthetics. So it can take weeks before they find what works. When it works, you'll have some paralysis of the muscles in that area. I had mine in the neck 2 times a week for about 6 weeks. It took 2 months before they found the correct formula. For about 6 hours, I couldn't talk, I couldn't even swallow my own drool, and had to keep my head propped up. I also needed a baby sitter for me.
My initial problem, RSD, was making it difficult to swallow, I lost use of 3 fingers on my right hand-they were black too, and the black was going into my hand, I seldom could sleep for more than 3 hours. My Dr. told me that I would have ended up on a breathing apparatus and feeding tube, as it was moving internally and would have caused loss of muscle control-like it did my hand.
If somebody in my physical state can get relief, it should be good for you.
I never had to have any more injections. I worship the feet of these anesthesiologists. It's not that they saved my life, they made me whole.
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