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The pain of injections

NemoNNemo Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Spinal Stenosis
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,
regards Nemo.


  • my question is if you had injection for stenosis for 4 years already and did not help why have they not done surgery? Usualy a lami is done if injections dont help withing the 1st year. And also they can give you sedation for injections if you have a driver with ya. i have had many injections without sedations but they say even taking a valium is ok when going in for the injection if you are worried about it causing that much pain. VALIUM hELPS'' to get over the fear. ALEX
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • I get them at the office.They can be painful. I just try too hold it together while they do it.. I know that they will give me relief for about 2 months. It is a miracle. Until they wear off. If the pain is real bad, while he is doing the injection,he will inject more of the numbing med.I hope you get the injection since it really might help.
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