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Lumbar Medial branch

hello everyone, I had my medial branch block today for bilateral L3-S1 3level 6needle with no relief. My doctor gave me pain log to fill 30min, 2hrs, 4hrs, 1day. I just hoping for some relief even tho I know it’s a diagnose and therapeutic purpose. Please share your experience with medial branch block. did you get instant relief or does it take some time. Thanks 

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  • I got instant relief with mine, as they put some numbing meds in with the steroids. It only lasted 24 hours and then I was back to hurting. After a week or two, the steroids kicked in and I was good for about a year and a half. Of course this was all before my fusion surgery. Now the shots don't work for me at all. But back before my surgery they worked wonderfully. Just give it a week or two before your pain subsides. And keep in mind that these shots just don't work on some people. Good luck, and hang in there.


    Chris

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  • I have been scheduled for a MBB on August 5th. PM Doctor is very insistent about it. I am going to go do it, but I don't have high hopes about it working. I hope I am wrong. I would welcome the relief. But... I have had about six of them since my surgery, and none have worked. So there's that. Ill just keep praying and hope that the Doctor is right about it.


    Chris

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