View Full Version : I think this is working!
03-16-2004, 03:13 PM
I just wanted to send a message out just in case ya'll havent heard of this pain management procedure. It is called a "coddle block" or sacrial nerve block. It is a injection and they put a anti-inflamatory into that nerve root and it is really helping me alot!!! I have been having a terrible time with chronic UTI infections and usually cant get out of bed but since I have had two of these injections the infections I do get I can function better (going to work anyways) I dont feel great but helps the bladder pain tremendously. You can have a series of 2 to 3 blocks done. I did the research myself on this for my pain management dr and she read it all and said well what have we got to lose. Not sure how long it will last but I have high hopes! I just wanted to pass this info on in hopes that it is a suggestion that might help one of you too. I feel like we need all the information we can get on this disease.
If anyone is interested or would like some more information on it just message me I would be glad to share with anyone that might be interested.
*hugs to all* and hope you are all pain free :angel:
03-16-2004, 04:49 PM
I worked in the medical field for several years and twice for osteopathic physicians. I wonder if this is not the same thing as a trigger point injection? If so, and if it helps the pain for you, I might talk to my doctor about getting a series of these shots myself. What is the medication that they inject do you know? Thanks, Susan
03-17-2004, 07:04 AM
I think the term is "caudal block." It's a nerve block given at the base of the spine, near the tail bone... like epidural/spinal anesthesia. They inject an anesthetic into the nerves there, and this apparently provides good pain relief for pelvic pain and other chronic pain occuring below the belly button in the body.
Hope this helps. :)
03-17-2004, 08:48 AM
You got it Saro thank you for putting it into better words for me..........hehehe hard to explain!
I go in for my 3rd this friday and I really am feeling relief I just hope it lasts for awhile. I am having positive thinking that it will.
03-17-2004, 08:55 AM
I am so glad you are finding a treatment that gives you relief!!! That's wonderful... hope it keeps working for you!!!
03-17-2004, 04:07 PM
Thank all of you for your replies. I am always interested in new procedures and treatments. I will talk to my urologist about this. I have not been to a pain clinic yet. It was something that my family doctor had talked about and I didnt want to do it at the time. It might be time to think about it. Thank you again. Susan
03-18-2004, 01:44 PM
I can't tell you how happy I am to see your post and that you're doing so much better.
I saw pain dr. this week for 3rd time this week and he said he's had great sucess with sacral nerve block @ S 1-5 which is the bladder/vaginal area. I've been posting asking anyone for info/experience on this block and so far no replies for this type of block. Please give me the website and/or any other info. I'm scheduled the 2nd tues of april.
Sure do hope I have the same great sucess. For now the pm is not available so please just reply to this post.
How long can you expect the relief to be for? I'm so sick of popping pills I'm ready to try just about anything.........
03-18-2004, 09:52 PM
Did you send me a PM? My mail said you did but there was no message, so not being a computer whiz I see it brings me to this screen where your message is on the board.
As for question on "how long does block work?" you know I've not had the procedure yet so I can only tell you what my dr. has told me. Although KIMBERLY, please let us know how your third block goes today and how long your dr. said this could last. Hope you're doing GREAT after this block and that you continue to do so.
My dr. said he would schedule a series of 3-4. If there is no improvement what so ever with the first one there will be no more. However, if there is improvement then on to 2nd and 3rd. Apparently, dr. can put in more steroid 2nd and 3rd. Numbing agent called marcaine used which last about 24 hr. Bt the time that wears off, the steroid (kenolog) has enough time to start working. My dr. said it could last a day, a few days or a week. The point the first time is that it does work and we can proceed to 2nd and 3rd. Dr. said it may work a little or a lot the first time and I'll need to keep really good journal. The procedures are usually scheduled 7-15 days apart.
Hope I've answered your questions, feel like I'm babbbling on..... so I'm going to say good night!
sending tons of prayers that this works. Keep us informed because I'm to the point that I'd do almost anything to get rid of this stinkin' back pain:mad:
03-22-2004, 03:03 PM
I had my 3rd block done last friday and I think it went great. Although I am still very sore from the actual injection itself but that will wear off over time. I really think that if you can find a pain mgmt dr. that is willing to give it a try then go for it I figure you dont have anything to lose. I know that I dont have a single thing to lose. Not sure how long it will last I think that really is different with everyone.
I have a terrible time with chronic UTI's and these blocks seem to really have helped with the pain during one of those nasty things.
The block that I had done is actually called a "caudal block". It is really really low at the very bottom of the tail bone.
Dont be affraid to ask your pain mgmt dr. about this it just might be what works for you.
If you need anymore info let me know.
Hope you all have a pain free night :angel:
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