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cervical radiculopathy/transphenoidal nerve block
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cervical radiculopathy/transphenoidal nerve block

I have been presented with an option of a transphenoidal nerve block and would like to know more about the procedure, i.e. risks/benefits and how exactly it is performed.  I had a cervical spine injury and am awaiting possible surgery.
Thanks so much for your help.  sm
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I'm not quite sure if you have the correct term and consulted one of my anesthesia colleagues who agrees that they;ve never heard of that type of procedure. What type of surgery are you undergoing and where is this to be done? Would be happy to answer on the string as a comment with more info.
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forgive me for not having the proper terminology - it is a spehnopalatine block, using cotton swabs through the nose.
in the interim i have found useful clinical information through a google web search and find it to have relatively few risks. would be interested in hearing if anyone else has had this procedure recently and, if so, with what result.  i have disk herniations at C2-3, C3-4, C4-5, C5-6 and a spur at C5-6 with left arm radiculopathy. am trying to avoid surgery.  i am in buffalo, new york and my orthopedic surgeon is one of a handful of docs undergoing approval for a new procedure he learned in south america using some sort of replacement disk. anyway, if you know of patients of yours who have had this procedure i would be interested in their outcome. thanks again!
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I also have disc herniation in the same areas. I had a discectomy two years ago in Buffalo NY by Dr. Moreland on the C5-6 disc. It was a successful surgery with a titanium cage that replaced the disc. I have however been experiencing progressive pain, radiculopathy in both arms, upper back, neck for the last year. I also have numbness and tingling in both arms. I am on hydrocodone for the pain but it does not seem to help much anymore. I would like to know if you have this procedure and if it is successful. I am looking for anything that will take the pain away.
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