What is Spinal nerve block?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Nerve Block

Blocks are injections of medication onto or near nerves. The medications that are injected include local anesthetics, steroids, and opioids. In some cases of severe pain it is even necessary to destroy a nerve with injections of phenol, pure ethanol, or by using needles that freeze or heat the nerves

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in lower back 7 2
Degenerative disc disease 1 0
Osteoarthritis 1 0
Pain 1 0
Sciatic nerve pain 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spinal nerve block

Side effect Patients
Increased pain 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Spinal nerve block

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
weekly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped having Spinal nerve block and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ketamine 1
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1 patient evaluation for Spinal nerve block

Jun 8, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Warn anyone you work or live with that you will hurt so much worse for at least 24 to 48 hrs. Then gradually return to your level of normal activities. I had no idea,surprise.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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