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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

My Second Medial Branch Block

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 3/20/2023
Occurred: 10/3/2022
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Topics: #Arthritis #Health #LumbarSpinalStenosis #MedialBranchBlock
The placebo effect can go either way.

On the 18th (two days ago) I had my second medial branch block. This went much better than the first, primarily because I didn't have a migraine for this one.

As before, I was asked to keep a pain diary for the rest of the day.

12:30 - 4:30Pain level 0
4:30No "pain" but back is getting stiff
5:30Pain 1 (stiffness)
6:30Pain 2
7:30Pain 2 (Packed and moved some boxes)
8:30Pain 0
9:30Pain 0 (Walked dogs)
10:30Pain 0, going to bed

This was very encouraging, because it means I am eligible for the next, semi-permanent, solution: a Radiofrequency Ablation, which is scheduled for November 22.