I had what he called a medial branch ..?? Test done today in thoracic area around T6 T 7. He injected pain med (no steroids) two sticks, ouch, then had me sit up & ask me was I pain free, I said no, so while sitting up he stuck me again, then said move around see if I was pain free then, no waiting to see,,,,,, I said well I'm afraid I'm still hurting , I don't know if it's from being very sore from you going in there or not..... I'm to let them know how long I'm pain free ( a hour or 1 or 2 days). Actually I was never "pain free"! It maybe was not hardly as strong as it was when I walked in but sitting is worse than anything & I had pain riding home & I have pain sitting here now just like usual (a knife in the back). I looked & it is swollen to the left of the injection quite a bit.
So, I'm wondering what he can do next??? They said something about depending on how long the pain med injection helped me might could burn nerves in the area...
He didn't go by the MRI, he went by where I told him when He touched. What if I told him the wrong spot? It hurts ALL thru there, I have DDD , 3 bulging disc in thoracic, T6 is in contact w/the cord but not compressing.
Going to go lay o ice, can't take pain med tonight, but I will be back on it tomorrow.