Has anyone else ever hoped an ESI injection didn't work? Well I am. For anyone who doesn't know me. I had a collision with a semi back in Sept then ACDF C5 C6 in early October. I've been through PT and still had severe shoulder and neck pain. I couldn't get answers about my shoulder pain so I went to see an Ortho who specializes in shoulders who told me the pain is still coming from my neck and sent me today to see a new Ortho who specializes in necks and he agrees. So his recommendation is that I have 2 ESI injections beginning Wednesday as a diagnostic tool to see if the pain is coming from the level above. He says that there is too much movement between C3/C4 seen on the MRI and that is what is now causing my pain. So now I'm faced with another surgery if the ESI injections work he will know that IS the cause of my pain. I am going to continue with my Myofascial therapy and get the 2 ESI injections and go from there. Has anyone ever had this happen? I can't imagine that I'm the only one. I was FLOORED today. I never even saw this one coming either. Just like the semi.
If you've had ESI injections I would love to hear what I can do to minimize the pain on Wednesday.