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Selctive Cervical Nerve-root Block

Postby duvall77 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:13 am

I just returned from another day of driving and disappointment. I went to see the pain management doc yesterday to discuss a nerve-root block. First, I had to travel 6-hours one-way to get information on what the current idea is. This could have been a phone call and saved me the time and money. My case/images are being restaffed at U. of Miami and this visit was suggested in addition to me returning to Shands (Gainesville) to finish an MRI they failed to do so in May, this was Friday.

All I really heard the PM doc say was "I haven't done this procedure since 2002 so you'll need to get a written statement from a lawyer saying you won't sue me you if you become paralyzed" . . . what in the world are people thinking? you suggest a procedure that docs across the country (also heard during this talk) stopped preforming due to the high negative risks! I hurt but I don't think I'm stupid yet. I just wanted to share encase someone hears of this.

Thomas (FL)
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Postby WeeLassie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:51 am

Maybe that physician doesn't perform the nerve root block anymore, but many others do, especially at pain clinics. Here is some info on the procedure.

http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic884.htm
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Postby razzle51 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:06 am

according to this article a Radiologist administers the procedure :
http://www.cdiradiology.com/Default.aspx?tabid=253

Also tells about other pain management procedures
http://www.cdiradiology.com/Default.aspx?tabid=208
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I choose not to place "DIS" in my ability.

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Postby WeeLassie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:07 am

Where I work the pain clinic physicians, who are all anesthesiologists, perform the procedure. That link is a group of centers called the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, a group of facilities spread around the country who use radiologists for their procedures. :)
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Postby razzle51 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:10 am

oops repeat post sorry
I choose not to place "DIS" in my ability.

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Thank you all

Postby duvall77 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:51 pm

Thanks for the info; Thomas.
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