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    • #12168
      cshelter
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      Can anyone advise on what kind of nerve blocks are available? Are there any that are intended for relief which last longer, instead of diagnostic ones that wear off quickly?

      Thanks in advance.

    • #20990
      DrBrown
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      @cshelter
      A steroid can be added to the local anesthetic to make it last longer.
      The next step would be a nerve ablation.
      The last resort would be a neurectomy.
      If you have mesh, consider removing the mesh.
      Regards.
      Bill Brown MD

    • #21008
      cshelter
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      Thank you Dr Brown.

    • #21059
      cshelter
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      @drbrown Can you advise what sort of success rates are achieved by ablation, as a long term solution? Does that mimic the sensation of having had a neurectomy?

      At what timeframe someone could be pretty sure it’s not going to improve, left alone? I’m thinking of the IIN.

      Is nausea a known effect of IIN disruption or damage?

      Thank you Dr Brown.

      • This reply was modified 1 week ago by cshelter.
    • #21136
      cshelter
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      Hello @drbrown and @drtowfigh
      I was reading about Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) and it is presented as it offers hope for relief. Can either of you, or any other doctors comment on it please? I had not heard of it before and it seems promising. Thanks in advance.

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