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CT Nerve Block

Planning ahead:

  • 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. If your provider is a Mon Health provider, your order will be sent electronically.

On the day of the test:

  • Come in through the main entrance of Mon Health Medical Center 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.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Mon Health CT Department at (304) 598-1280.

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