Medial Branch Block
What Happens During the Medial Branch Block Procedure?
Medial Branch Block Recovery
After 20-30 minutes you will resume activity and try to provoke your usual pain. You will report your pain level, on a scale of 0-10, and also record your pain level and activity level hourly during the next 8-10 hours in a pain record provided to you. Bring the completed pain record to your next scheduled office appointment.
Be aware that the anesthetic will take several hours to wear off. It is imperative that you have someone to drive you home, as you may experience some temporary loss of sensation and may find your motor coordination a bit awkward or weak. Otherwise, you may resume your regular activities the following day. You may call (404) 778-7000 if you have any questions.