Quick note for those of you who’ve tried and not succeeded with Pain Management.
Without naming names, one surgeon often named here on this forum told me he doesn’t understand why Pain Mgt. specialists use so little anesthetic and steroid. He said they seem to be proud and in a contest to see who can use the least solution. I didn’t solicit this input from him, but it jived with my personal experience with Pain Mgt. who told me he uses “only a spoonful.” No wonder I didn’t get as much relief from the II/IH and GF blocks from Pain Mgt. as I got from Dr. P.'s “mega block.”
Same experience 3 weeks ago at the Cleveland Clinic’s General Surgery Dept. After my US, the imaging doc did a GF block. Whereas Pain Mgt. used a spoonful, I think this guy used 3 vials of anesthetic and steroid. He injected a lot of solution.
Results: I was already feeling pretty good starting after Thanksgiving following my mega block with botox from Dr. P. in October. This 2nd injection at the CC has had an additive benefit, and my pain levels have been consistently down 70-90% with many periods pain-free.
Food for thought in terms of those seeking help from Pain Mgt.