sciatic pain after nerve block?

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sciatic pain after nerve block?

Postby chillijava » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:39 am

just wondering if anyone has had what i think is sciatic pain after a nerve block, my lower back aches and i have pain at the tops of my thighs and also pain going down to the knees, never had this problem before the block, and quite strange as i only had the block on the left side but this seems to be affecting both sides

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Re: sciatic pain after nerve block?

Postby Painful Man » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:17 pm

I was a bit zombie-like moving on the day after the first time, and some soreness on trying to sit the next day which soon passed. But overall I was much more comfortable as a result, hopefully your symptoms will pass and you will get some relief.
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Re: sciatic pain after nerve block?

Postby Violet M » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:04 am


Some people have a pain flare-up from the steroids used in the blocks. I did and the increased pain usually lasted for several weeks. The medication can come close to the sciatic nerve and some people even have difficulty walking for a short time afterward due to the sciatic nerve involvement. So, hopefully this will pass soon and you will be feeling better soon. Use lots of ice/heat (whichever works) and extra pain meds if you need to.

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PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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