I went yesterday to a new pain management dr to go over recent MRI results. He switched my anti inflammatory from celebrex to diclofenac along with misoprostol to protect my stomach. So far (4 doses) I have felt no effect from the new med. I have buldged T 5/6 , T 6/7 , T 7/8. Hyperintensity within central spinal cord from T5-T10, Myelomalacia. Failed discectomy, right sided laminectomy L5/S1. Spurred from T2-T10 and advanced DDD L5/S1 with spur disc complex there, L5 nerve root compressed. I am starting physical therapy in 10 days. In 4-6 weeks the pain dr wants to do multiple facet joint injections. I have had cortizone injections in the lumbar before as well as in my hip before it was replaced. Have any of you had these thoracic injections before? He told me I have to be sedated for it. I have no idea what to expect as far as the procedure goes or what I will experience after. I hope this PT and injections help, this pain is wearing on me... Any suggestions, tips, advice, all of the above would be soooooo appreciated. Thank you!!! oh and he told me the images are classic of Ankylosing Spondylitis...I have appt with Spinal Surgeon on Feb 14th, NOT looking to have more surgery, its only a consult for him to play a part in the proper treatment to avoid surgery.