So I had my cervical facet joint block yesterday at my C5 to C7 - bilateral. Procedure went well, very quick. I had immediate relief right after procedure in the recovery room. However, Nurse said that was more than likely due to the anesthesia and that the time-release cortisone won't kick in for a few days. She informed me that I may experience discomfort in injection area once anesthesia wears off as well as the nerves that were bothered before for the next few days until the steroids kick in. I am to ice and take it easy the next two days.
I will follow that advice, but my job is pretty demanding right now mentally with long hours at the computer typing away on e-mail, running reports and making calls. So I hope that doesn't tax it too much. At any rate, as I write this after a 4 hour night of sleep, I will say I am pretty sore and my pain has in fact returned. I am optimistic however that I experienced immediate relief and that hopefully the Dr.s hit the right nerve - no pun intended.
I am interested to know other peoples' experiences after post-surgery injections. Primarily cervical. So please feel free to respond.