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Very Painful Experience - Portsmouth, NH

I had active fx 8 days ago and want others to be...

I had active fx 8 days ago and want others to be aware that this is a very painful procedure. Prior to the procedure I had a Vicodin, Valium, and then numbing cream was applied to my face. After about on hour I was ready to have the procedure and at that time the doctor injected nerve block in six places in my face. I consider myself to have high pain tolerance, but this felt like someone was taking a torch to your face- very painful although it only took about 15-20 min to complete. Cold compresses were then applied. The pain only lasted for about 2 hours after the procedure then it subsided from a 10+ pain level to approximately a 2. At this point I don't see any improvements except the brown spots have disappeared. Generally I'm a fairly optimistic person and continue to hope I'll see some improvement with time!
Dr. Hails

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