Does anyone else have problems with local anesthesia not working as its supposed to when injected into a point of neurologic problem? Or is it the type being used?
I had procedure the other day that involved repeatedly jabbing a large-bore needle into scar tissue to debride it and release frayed, entrapped nerves. I was not worried about it despite the test going poorly because I'd done things in the meantime to increase my rest and reduce overall pain levels. I felt comfortable with what the doctor told me, that it was simple and could possibly cause some referred pain, I'd feel only pressure because the site would be numbed with injected lidocaine.
That was NOT how it went. Not only did the area never become numb (though sensations on my skin dulled a bit), I was able to feel with excruciating clarity exactly what he was doing at all times. He said that might be 'surface nerves' and kept working. No referred pain, but by the time he finished my entire body was screaming, partly from the positioning, from having to hold myself rigidly still as he worked, and the procedure itself.
I'm supposed to have this done several more times and now that I know what's coming I can't face it without fear until I understand why I didn't react as I was supposed to .