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  • lbel

    December 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Chronic pain and recurring Hernias

    Hi, Do you recommend trying a nerve block prior to doing any hernia surgery? I am seeing a hernia specialist on Jan 7th. I am just wondering if I should try a nerve block first. I really only want surgery if it is absolutely necessary. My hernia seems to flare up, but otherwise seems manageable. I have been doing core exercises for several months as I await seeing the specialist. I do have flare ups for example, I have been coughing due to a cold virus and the area is sore. Just an FYI, I was seen by several doctors and it took over a year to diagnose a hernia. Long story….

    Merry christmas!