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Post Cortisone Injection

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I received a Cortisone injection today in my cervical spine and i still feel my normal pain on top pf bieng very sore. Can i take my perks the day of the procedure post injection?


  • Take whatever your Dr. prescribed if you have pain. Ice helps the injections site. I found there's more pain the first few days, but everyone's different. I felt relief for leg pain about 8 days up to 2 weeks after. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Yes like Charry said take what the Dr perscribed you.
    I have only had them in my hips and I felt worse before I felt better. It eased up for me in about 4 days. I felt very bruised. But they were majic once it started working.
    I actually need to get them again.
    For that area for me the pain relief last about 4 months plus..
    If you have continued pain that last longer then you think it should be give them a shout I imagine they would be more then happy to answer you...
    Good luck... O:)
  • I had this procedure about a month ago. They injected into my C5-C-6 Nerve Root. It never improved my pain at all. But that is just my experience. I have surgery coming soon.

    I do know they gave me documentation and instructions stating that if there was to be improvement in pain that would not occur until 4 days out or so (if I recall correctly).

    Ken GreyEagle
  • I have had many cortisone injections into my cervical spine. If they do help the pain does get worse before it gets better. With me it was usually 2-3 days of worse pain before it felt better. But with my last series of injections they did not help at all that is why I am having sugery.

    And yes take the meds perscribed to you before the pain gets too bad.
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