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Nerve block for CRPS, please help

My husband has CRPS in both feet. He had a nerve block on the left in November which went fine and it helped with the pain. Two weeks ago, he had an attempted nerve block on the left. The doctor said he could not get past some bone in his spine to get to the sympathetic nerves . Three separate times my husband felt a sharp pain from his thigh down to his knee while the doc attempted to get past the bone. The doc finally gave up without completing the procedure. Since then my husband has been in horrible pain and has swelling in his leg and especially his knee. He says this is not the same pain as the CRPS. Pain killers are really not helping. He had an MRI of the spine this morning. Could the doc have hit the sciatic nerve or some other nerve? It s bad enough he has the pain of CRPS but now this is making his pain 100 times worse. Thanks..
Asked On : Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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Thanks for your query.     

Nerve blocks success depends upon so many factors ,some times even well experienced cannot hit the proper area of nerve block.

Failures in nerve blocks are well known .

Sometimes instead of relief one gets symptoms worsened .

don`t gets dis heartened from failures ,as failures are pillars of success.

there is no harm in trying again
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin. .

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Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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