Has anyone had a nerve block gone bad with excruciating pain for months after?

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I had a pain block November 2017 ien my thoratic spine and 36 hours later I woke up in the worst pain of my life that lasted till the end of January 2018 now I'm having problems with my head but I did have a mylogram January 25,2018, has anyone had any problems likes this before?

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    That nerve block did good for me for the first couple days but wow!!! It sure hurt for several weeks after. Several weeks meaning about 3-4 months. The pressure in the middle of the shin area... WOW!! Ugh. Hurt so much. After asking them about it they tell me that yes that pain is from the nerve block. It seemed to be right down where the base of the shank ended at the base of the replacement where it is down to the shin. Mine is anyway because I have a "constrained Knee replacement". Meaning it's got a shaft that runs down the center of the upper and lower portions of the replacement. 

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      Hi Kathy 124 yes I had a pain block gone bad and it took over 2 months for it to quit hurting it takes time for the medication to run its course please keep me updated on how you are and I will be praying for you but please dont have no myelogram I am having alot.of problems because of one and it's in my head so please keep me.in your prayers!! Thank you!!!

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      Kathy 124 mine was in my thoracic part of my spine I forgot to add I thought I was going to have a heart attack before it actually quit hurting
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    Hi Tammy

    I had a Denervation (in UK) on my lumbar spine after many steroid injections and I had what is called  'a flare up' after the procedure (ha don't ask as I haven't a clue). All I know is it lasted almost 8 weeks when all I could do was get up a few hours a day to keep clean and eat. I was thinking I had made the worst decision of my life but fortunately it passed.....brilliant. My inflammation disappeared, my pain was reduced by at least 70% (some people say 'is that all...' but believe me 70% was a godsend!  A Denervation is not permanent as the cauterised nerves will eventually grow back. My procedure was in May 2015 and I've not (dare I say...touch wood and whistle) had as much pain since. I am scheduled to have another this coming Autumn but not sure it will be needed !

    So hopefully, you will be the same....you don't say what the problem is with your head but hopefully it wont be related.....

    I think your post is actually on a Knee Replacement discussion forum - so perhas you need to re-post it on the Back Pain Forum to get more support. It just so happend I had a TKR and problems with my spine that I saw your post!

    Wish you well....

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