My doctor explained that he wanted to essentially "reboot my body."
Like a malfunctioning computer that's jammed with too many cross signals, my nerves have been overloading my body with an abnormally high amount of pain signals for nearly four years.
As a result, my body has been continually stressed and wound up because of its need to constantly respond to the misfired pain signals.
"When numbed, your nerves will stop flooding your system with pain impulses. Hopefully, this will give your nerves a chance to desensitize and remember what it was like to be normal. Ideally, the rest of your body can then stop being in a constant state of pain or anticipated pain."
My body might finally begin to recalibrate and heal.