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HELP PLEASE!! Has anyone had a positive outcome with Lumbar SI after a negative Cervical SI?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in Spinal Injections
I have been reading the postings for the last couple of days, and boy do I feel better knowing that I'm not alone. Background on me is that I was in a MVA on 3/04. X( I tried all conservative treatment to avoid surgery. Including cervical epidural injections in which all my back, shoulder and neck muscles locked up after the injection. I stopped after 2. On 11/05 fusion of levels C5-7 of which level C6-7 didn’t fuse. Bone stimulator only increased pain level so it was discontinued. 1/07 Iydet procedure on level L5-S1 as doctor did not want to do a 3 level lumbar fusion on me. 1/07 Lumbar fusion L3-4. Lumbar surgery was to take 4 hours and took 6 ½ due to blood re-circulating that long I wound up with multiple DVT’s and PE’s and almost died! #:S 9/07 Cervical revision posterior levels C5-7. To date I have headaches from my neck espicially when the weather is changing (I hate being a human barometer) :B . My low back is still giving me a lot of trouble. Shooting pain down into the front of my right leg, burning pain in low back, right leg deciding to not work when it wants. I am on a bone stimulator again for it. It is very hard to stay positive but I am trying. I am schedule to have Lumbar epidural injections done. The NS says that the reason I had a bad experience with the cervical injections was because of who did it. I figure I’ve trusted him with my life so far so I’ll trust him again.
My main question is has anyone else had bad results with cervical epidural injections and then a positive outcome with the lumbar. I know that I am not the norm, :))( but if at least one other person had this happen I’ll feel a lot better.
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