CT Nerve Block
- There is no prep for this exam, but you must bring a driver with you, and you may need assistance for a few hours after you return home.
- Arrive at the hospital 30 minutes before your CT is scheduled. Ask the scheduler what time that is.
Bring to the hospital when you come for your test:
- Complete list of medications you are currently taking – name and dosage of each medication, and when you take it.
- Written physician’s order for the test.
On the day of the test:
- Come in through the main entrance of Mon General Hospital and to the Radiology Services registration desk, down the hallway to the right.
- Plan to be at the hospital for approximately two hours.
Before the procedure:
- You will change into a hospital gown for this procedure.
During the procedure:
- You will lie on your stomach, be numbed, and then receive an injection into the ordered area. This injection may cause a temporary numbing sensation in part or all of the leg(s); this can last for a short time or several hours.
After the procedure:
- You will need someone to drive you home, and – if you get a numbing sensation in your leg(s) that lasts for hours – someone to assist you at home.
For more information on Nerve Blocks, visit http://healthlibrary.mongeneral.com/Search/134,128
If you have any questions or concerns, call the Mon General CT Department at (304) 598-1280.