If you have
pain, it can always be blocked in the same manner as the dentists do when
they give local anesthesia. The choice of anesthetic can give longer
anesthesia that the lidocaine that is normally used by
Some have advocated a dilute solution, and includes some
steroids as well. I believe the theory is that small fibrous
adhesions might be fortuitously broken by this method. There
are occasional patients that apparently have longer term relief from their
pain, even after the anesthetic effect wears off.
The risks are those of the drug/drugs used in the
injection, as well as the risk of trauma to the nerve if it is hit
directly during the injection.
This has been recommended to me by a few physicians, but
I have not elected to try this option at this point. If I do, I will
let you know.
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