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Hi all. Thought I'd share my second esi experience for anyone interested. The doctor talked to me before doing the injection and asked how the first one did. I told him about the extra shoulder pain I had and he just nodded like it was normal. I told him that other than that it did nothing for me. He said that I had a lot of swelling/inflammation and that was why he scheduled this one so soon. He said if this one doesn't work I'd have to go back to the NS. They gave me Versed again and this time I don't remember any of the procedure. I didn't see the dr afterwards so I don't know if I still had as much inflammation. He had already made me an appt to see him for an office visit May 7 so I guess he doesn't think I need another one. He must not have used as much, if any, of the numbing stuff this time. Last time I could move my neck so well the first day. Today I'm having trouble moving it at all and I'm having quite a bit of pain through my neck and upper chest. All normal or to be expected I'm sure. Now I guess it's wait and see what happens. Just wanted to share with anyone else going through the same. Thanks for reading this. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a great weekend.