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just got home from having injections

Hello everyone,

I am new to this site and just wanted to check in. I just got home from having facet injections of L4,L5 and S1. This is my third time of going in for injections.

I hope everyone is doing well.
degenerative discs, arthritis, sciatica, bursitis, TMJ, and Fibromyalgia
pain and numbness up and down spine. Right leg is numb most of the time. Both legs give out at times.
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  • How are you feeling today? Do you know what the injection was...the medication I mean.
    I am happy for you, that you are receiving some help with injections. How did the other two go? How long did you have relief, and how much relief do you feel you got?
    Is that enough questions for you? Hahahaha.
    Wishing you a great day too!
  • Hope you get some relief from yours.

    I also had mine done today. So far so good.
    L4 and L5.
    Went well. No injection pain. Just a weard feeling in my thigh sciatic nerve. Felt like it was being blown up like a balloon. No pain just weard. I told my doc while he was doing the injection and he said it was good. That he was in the right area.

    Well I hope you keep progressing.

    Dave
    -Dave
    L4/5 herniation13mm sequestered fragment L5 root compromise.
    L3/4 annular tear.
    L2/3 3mm bulge and annular tear.
    Tens mpo combo system
    Epidural L4 L5 28Nov12 / 12Dec12 / 26Dec12. All no relief :( SO FAR
    MicroD L4 L5 May 23 2013
  • Last Summer I had L4&5 injected. It helped a lot and I was so much better.
    I have Ankolysing Spondylits, Ulcerative Colitis, DDD and a bit of OA to make things fun. Most of my problems are due to inflation of many joints, tendons and ligaments. I see a GP, a Rheumatologest, an orthopedic Dr and a wonderful PM.
  • tullkylttullkyl Posts: 23
    edited 01/10/2013 - 1:26 PM
    I just had two injections 2 days ago and they hurt so much I was in tears. Im still sore now but hoping that they might work. Dr said that if the injection hurts that means the pain relief should work as well? Has this happened for others?
  • I have had both and yes they hurt afterward . They want to do another epidural now but am reluctant because the others didn't work so well. Best of luck. Rkm
  • just be sure they are being done using fluoroscopy. i have had them done for about 2 years with a doctor that didn't use it. I had sporadic results regarding their effectiveness. I cchanged insurance and had to see a different doctor ina completely different practice, hospital, etc. The new doctor does all injections using imaging guidance of one sort or another. I must say that the injections now work EVERYTIME, instead of some of the time! I asked the new doctor about this and he was shocked that a doctor would inject patients blindly in this day and age. This is just something i wanted to pass on to everyone. Good luck with your injections and your condition.
    sean
  • Hey, I just got my first injection for L5/S1 Herniation but got no relief....Going for my second on Monday......How was your progression from First Shot to Third Shot?
    Santiago Cortes Jr.
  • I had 3 facet joints injected in my left lower back to help with back pain and sciatica. I felt great this afternoon and evening, but when I got into bed I felt sciatica and SI pain. So dissipointed
    I have Ankolysing Spondylits, Ulcerative Colitis, DDD and a bit of OA to make things fun. Most of my problems are due to inflation of many joints, tendons and ligaments. I see a GP, a Rheumatologest, an orthopedic Dr and a wonderful PM.
  • porsche911928 said:
    Hey, I just got my first injection for L5/S1 Herniation but got no relief....Going for my second on Monday......How was your progression from First Shot to Third Shot?
    It all depends if there is nerve damage- I did not receive any long-lasting relief from any of the three injections. I received very minimal relief after the 2nd but that was soon to go away.... pain was back. Good luck and I hope they work for you- it all depends on the situation, everyone is different.
    Olivia Douglass
    MIS TLIF L5/S1 on 5/1/13
  • odouglass said:
    porsche911928 said:
    Hey, I just got my first injection for L5/S1 Herniation but got no relief....Going for my second on Monday......How was your progression from First Shot to Third Shot?


    It all depends if there is nerve damage- I did not receive any long-lasting relief from any of the three injections. I received very minimal relief after the 2nd but that was soon to go away.... pain was back. Good luck and I hope they work for you- it all depends on the situation, everyone is different.

    As of now the second injection did not have any effect. I have been following a bit of the McKenzie sample exercises and ordered the Treat your own Back book. As an alternative to surgery, which is the last resort, I will try Acupunture and pressure points and maybe some other methods....
    Santiago Cortes Jr.
  • I really hope that your nerves respond to the injections as, in my case, that was the last form of non-surgical treatment for me. However, you could benefit from acupuncture or more physical therapy depending on how bad your back is. I was totally against getting surgery, but the neurosurgeon I have assured me that I had a 98% success rate and I needed it in order to get ANY relief. Good luck!
    Olivia Douglass
    MIS TLIF L5/S1 on 5/1/13
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