Hi. I've had chronic low back pain for over 5 years. Have tried PT, chiro, massage, pain meds and a caudal. Did caudal with no sedation and was in so much pain they couldn't even inject half the medicine they had planned on.
Then I got a different pain doc who gave me bilateral facet injections w/iv sedation. I felt no pain during the injections and just a little sight soreness afterwards. I think these helped but then I re-injured my back.
Now have new insurance and they want me to have the bfi again but won't give me iv sedation (due to time constraints). I'm scared to death to do this b/c of my last experience w/o iv sedation.
Does anyone here have experience with either of these procedures? Were they painful for you? Were they helpful?
Thanks for reading/responding!