Mike - that’s great news. The other thing I worry about with us dealing with this long-term is the centralization. If you can still get relief from a block, I believe that’s an indicator the pain is still localized and not centralized in the spinal cord. Again, I emphasize I THINK.
Were you sedated during the block? It’s weird, but all the blocks I had (for PVP) through the Cleveland Clinic were under sedation. My back problems were treated at a different hospital system, and they did my epidural steroidal injections without sedation, just started with a local anesthetic and then the steroid injections. Some hurt like hell, and I probably should’ve opted for sedation since it was offered. Cleveland Clinic hooks you up to an IV for a block or ablation and gives you sedation through IV.
Again, great to hear you’re getting relief. I’m tired of being a veteran.