I am going this week for L4-L5 facet joint injections.
I have had transforaminal injections, but never facet joint injections. The doc is using the short acting anesthetic, and steroids.
I have some questions and hope that someone can give me a little guidance!
1. I was told to not take my normal pain meds the morning of the injections. I am assuming that this is standard procedure and that there is a reason for doing this.
2. How should I expect to feel the day of the injections? Some info says that weakness and numbness in your legs is normal, some info says it is not.
3. Should I plan on coming home and resting (bedrest) that day, or should I plan on just coming home and just not doing too much?
I go to the doctor/hospital of "Get your own Information, or if we do give you information, it might be Conflicting Information!" A friend of mine was told to go home and do her normal activities but her right leg wouldn't support her weight. (The discharge nurse was the one who told her that, and this poor friend was in a total state of panic. When she called her doc, he told her to lie down and take it easy.)
I am praying for this to work, and want to be sure I do the right thing. I would like to hear from someone who has "been there."