My neurologist had offered this as an option. I've been on neurontin for about a month now without any improvement. Before I build up to a huge dose of this stuff I am wondering if I should try the injections.
These are some of my questions..
1 - I've heard that the injections are useful to diagnose where the cause of the pain is. Any one have luck with this?
2 - Doc seemed ready to do injections that day. I've read that they are extremely painful and that you should have someone with you. True? Also were you OK to go back to work/etc the next day or did it take a day or so? My herniation is at T1/T2 supposedly.
3 - I know everything has side effects - how bad is the neurontin in the long term?
I'm leaning toward the injection because I don't want to just mask the pain. I want to know what the cause is and then be able to make an informed decision on treatment. I feel like I am not getting very far with the drugs and PT.
I know everyone is different but I'd like to hear what others have experienced. Thanks in advance for your help.