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New shoulder joint pain after cervical esi

sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Spinal Injections
As most know I had my first cervical esi Friday. The only side effects I've noticed are left side head tingling, crawling sensation that comes and goes and skin flushing. I've had a headache since the procedure but I don't think the injection had anything to do with that. I've taken it easy like everyone suggested...honestly. After the injection I had pain through my shoulders (mostly left) and upper chest which was probably from the way I was lying on my stomach with my arms up over my head. My left arm and hand is the one most affected by my neck problems. Late yesterday my left shoulder started hurting more and woke me at 3:00am this morning throbbing. It feels like the joint is locking up and it's very painful to move it at all. My left hand and forearm has the cracked crazy bone feeling. I'm just wondering if anyone has had this kind of thing happen? I know they say pain may be worse for a few days but this is new pain. Any ideas? Thanks



  • Did the PM doc who did your ESI talk to you at all about contacting the clinic if you had any problems? Between your issues with extreme skin sensitivity and now your shoulder, it might not be a bad idea to contact your doc.

    Are you being seen by a neurologist at all? Is there any change to the skin temp or color in the areas most sensitive?

  • If 24 hours have passed, you could try icing to see if it brings any relief. And, call your doctor, as "C" suggested.
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