Hi all, during the last four years I have had quite a few injections for spinal stenosis, mostly carried out as an 'outpatient' however I was due to go in yesterday and have the procedeure done as a surgigal procedeure which involves two visits, one yeserday and another one next week, however yesteday I cancelled at the last moment just due to the fear of pain.
The reason was that on my last visit the pain was so intense that I was phyiscally restrained, it was like being tortured. So here is my question:
In this day and age should injections ever cause that much pain? surely there are anisthetics that can be used in those sort of circumstances? Of course injections were given (bee-stings) before the procedeure but they were completely useless, the thought of undergoing that type of procedeure again terrifies me, any comments on this would be very much appreciated,