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Sedation for a Mylegram

ibohnt123iibohnt123 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am a new member. Three years ago I had to have Cervical Fusion done to C-4 through C-7. I am seen at a Pain Clinic for Chronic Pain, I have a Spinal Cord Simulator since 2002 for my failed Lumbar Fusion and for the last 6-12 months I have been having horrible pain in my neck. I went through Radio-frequency Ablation on both sides witch made no difference when it came to the pain in my neck.

To make a long story short, I need a Mylegram and I am extremely fearful of needles and procedures of any kind. I have been through alot with my back & neck. The last one I got a Spinal Headache on Friday & had to wait until Monday to get the blood patch done. The ER wouldn't touch me because of my SCS.

If any one has any suggestions or advice for me; knowledge is power. I would greatly appreciate it. I live in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and would be willing to have my Husband take me where ever necessary.

With my 1st Cervical Fusion, I had no pain. I was told the disks would squeeze on my spinal cord and this cause me to collapse. And when I did, I had no warning whatsoever and people would look at me like I was drunk or a druggie. I don't drink or do drugs, except my prescriptions from my Doctors. The Dr. who did the surgery said I had to have the surgery ASAP, or if I collapsed again I had a chance of bruising my spine and that could cause me to be a quadrapalegic.



  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    I had a C.T. Myelogram with dye last year. When it was ordered My surgeons office told me to bring a driver. Because I would be getting a mild sedation. When I got there.I was all prepped but hadn't had sedation. And when I mentioned it to the nurse. She went back and asked the Dr. who was doing it. And he said I wouldn't be needing any. I'm not afraid of needles, but I am afraid of procedures and have "white coat syndrome" I still didn't get anything. But to be honest with you, I really didn't need any. Your on your stomach and don't see any needles.
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  • They told me I would be getting mild sedation as well, but when I was getting prepped for the procedure the doctor said I wouldn't need it. It was only painful when the dye invaded the damaged areas of my cervical spine - then it was terribly painful. I was also very very sick afterward for several days. Bad migraines!!!
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