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I am fortunate to live in Canada where we have good health care for the most part. This has enabled me to become a patient at a fantastic Pain Management Clinic. I go there bi-weekly to see a specialist who has taught me about my pain and is exploring methods to deal with it.

Please do not look any further if you have a queasy stomach…….needles are involved.

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Hopefully I’ve left enough lines, for those with weak stomachs.

There’s nothing pretty about this.

Hubby was with me this week so I managed to get photos of one of the methods we’re trying, the photos pretty much speak for themselves.

Nerve Pain Block Back

 The doctor injects a Nerve Pain Block into areas he identifies from my pain reports.

Nerve Pain Block2So many places…and it HURTS!

So far the results are good, it feels like I’m numb from the dentist but all over my head/neck….but not everywhere and it’s often like the pain just moves.

This one is the worst for pain, I struggle to sit still.

Nerve Pain Block

What extent will I go to in order to relieve the pain?

Not too sure yet, if you’d asked me 2 years ago if I’d ever line up for facial injections I’d have laughed in your face!

I have hope and really, these are very cool photos to have to brag!

Comments

  1. 1

    Do you pay out of pocket for these? I could really benefit from injections like this.
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  2. 3

    How are they working? I’ve gotten lumbar epidurals, but they didn’t help much. Best of luck with the nerve shots. I hope you wind up pain-free AND have these kick ass photos to boot.
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  3. 5

    wow. That is intense hon. I hope it really helps! xox
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  4. 6

    Oh my, ouch! But it it helps, I guess its very much worth it.
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  5. 7

    Oh wow, looks painful! Hope that are working for you! Thanks for linking up at Momma T and Baby E!
    Trisha
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  6. 8

    Whoa, I don’t think I could do that. You warned me, but I still looked. Silly me.
    I hope it works for you. That makes it worth it.
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  7. 10

    Oh, Julie! That looks so painful. Hope you’re feeling better.
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  8. 11

    Oy! Honey, I’m not sure I could do that – but I guess if the pain is that great, it’s worth it right? When I was trying to conceive ds3, I tried acupuncture – VERY difficult for me! I don’t like needles.
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  9. 13

    Wow. I had tons of questions, but seems everyone who commented asked what I wanted to know. I hope your pain is somewhat relieved. Hugs, sister!
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  10. 14

    wow that looks painful I don’t know if I could do it. But if it works its amazing what we will try… I hope it helps :)
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  11. 15

    oh how horrible!!!
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  12. 16

    That just illustrates how miserable the pain must be. I’m so sorry!
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  13. 18

    I hope that gives you some relief!
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  14. 19

    Ouch!! Many virtual hugs! I am blessed not to have chronic pain yet but I know those shots have to hurt, yeowch!
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  15. 20

    Yweoch!! Hope it’s helping you out though!
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    Katrina Brady says:

    I’m glad you’ve found something that works. I could not do this though. I can’t look at the t.v even when they are talking about getting flu shots!

  17. 22

    I would be in heaven if I could try any type of pain management. I wish I had insurance! I am glad you get some relief from it!
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  18. 24

    I hope they work for you and great job sitting still, I think I would have to be tied down.
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  19. 25

    Wow. So how long before you have to have more injections? You are brave, but almost anything is better than chronic pain. {{{hugs}}}

  20. 27

    Ouch! I hate needles but had to look anyway. I am so sorry you have to go through this Julie! I hope these start to help alleviate some of the pain you are suffering. ((HUGS))
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  21. 28

    Wow those needles look freaky but I’m glad it seems like a promising help to stop pain!
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  22. 29

    Omigosh. That looks very painful but, I’m glad they are helping you!
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  23. 30

    Ouch! But a little bit of pain to get rid of a lot of pain is definitely worth it. I hope it helps!!
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  24. 31

    Wow! I hope they help!
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  25. 32

    SUPER OUCH!
    Kas
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    Carolyn g says:

    Owwwww!

  27. 34

    I hope you are able to get help at the clinic – Pain is one of the most difficult things to treat as no 2 patients are the same
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  28. 35

    I’ve always wanted to try botox in the back of my neck for my allergies/sinus issues. I heard that it actually helps.

    I hope your pain gets better!
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  29. 36

    This definitely indicates how intense your pain is. From a Nurse’s perspective, I can see the benefits…but I don’t know if I could bring myself to do something like this. I like giving needles, not getting them (even though I’ve had loads pierced and tatted)…
    Cyber Hugs for the pain!!
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  30. 37

    I don’t know if I could do it….. looks painful but if the pain is awful to begin with I would try anything to relieve it!
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  31. 38

    I really hope it helps!! Pain is so hard to deal with!
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  32. 39

    I hope these give you some relief
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  33. 40

    I miss my trigger point injections and I sure hope I can get back in soon now that the boys are here!
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  34. 41

    I hope it helps!

  35. 42

    Aww Julie to think that you have to sit through pain to avoid more pain is just so sad. If it is giving you a better quality of life it is worth it, still I feel for you hon. Hugs.
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  36. 43

    That looks very painful and terrifying! My doctor actually suggested yesterday that I get this same thing for nerve pain in my by back and I was like…NO way!
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  37. 44

    While it’s not really a nice procedure, I’m glad you are able to get some relief from your chronic pain. So nice that you can take advantage of good health care there too!
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  38. 45

    Wow. That looks really painful…and you definitely deserve bragging rights for continuing to do it!
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  39. 46

    Ouch! I don’t know if I would be game for that but I hope they help you feel better!!
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  40. 47

    Wow, that looks so painful, but I am so glad it seems to be helping! Good for you for posting those!
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