Our expert says:
It is a very long flight that will definately agrevate your sciatica/back pain/referred hip pain to the extend that you can spend a couple of days on your back. A facet block is uncomfortable but the successes are usually enormous. I therefore, suggest that you have the facet block done, especially in the light of your chronic pain and the long flight.
The medication that is injected works locally and will therefore, not have any systemic effects.
Good luck with your plans and all the best.
Dr Anrich Burger
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