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Cervical Injection

patrick212ppatrick212 Posts: 36
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Spinal Injections
Can anyone tell me where the injection point is on a cervical epidural. I received mine today and my injection point is about 6 inches lower than the base of my neck. Why is it so low as opposed to closer to my neck?




  • That sounds wrong. Mine were all at the base of my neck. Are you sure this wasn't a trigger point injection instead? Those were the only ones that weren't in my neck because they are meant to loosen up muscle tightness in my back from my bad posture. You get knotted muscles and the trigger point injection goes directly into the knot, so those will go into other areas. But the epidural should be pretty darn close to the disc(s) that is giving you trouble.

    If it is an epidural, call your primary or PM or whichever doctor ordered the ESI and tell them what you said here. It sounds like the anesthesiologist (those are the ones that usually do ESIs) gave you an ESI for a thoracic disc and maybe it was some sort of medical error, confused you with another patient?
  • I had two cervical ESIs, I would say that's about right, 6 inches from the base of my neck. I thought it was kind of strange at first, until I saw a diagram of the spine.
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