So I got a call this morning from the pain clinic saying that they had a cancellation so I went down there this morning. I didn't know what to expect when I got there. The Dr. asked me about my pain and where it was coming, I showed him, he did an ultrasound and looked at my vertebrae and whatever else you look at with those things. After looking at my neck and going over all my symptoms he decided to do some injections. It was kinda' frustrating cause he didn't really explain what he was doing other than "I'm gonna' freeze your nerves" So he did an injection at every vertebrae, from my C3 down to my C7, along the left side of my neck, then he did four injections down the middle of my neck, then 5 other injections, from the left side of my neck, along the top of my shoulder blade. After he finished using me as a pin cushion he said now get up slowly because you may feel dizzy. I felt like I was drunk! BUT I could turn my head to the left for the first time in almost a year and I felt GREAT, very little pain, almost NONE!!
This was all done at 9:30 this morning...at about 1:30 I started to become VERY stiff and achy. I'm guessing just from all the pokes through the muscles. He said that the freezing of the nerves should last a few weeks. I did not want any steroids injected as I am worried of the side affects. The Dr said that this was my only other option and he usually gets good results from it.
I am assuming that what he means by "freezing" he is doing nerve blocks??
Does it seem weird how many injections he did (14)??
Has anyone else had this "freezing" done? How did it work for you??
Is it normal to be this sore after??
Thanks for reading, any stories or thought are great! Cheers Cali
Mother of three amazing boys who wants her life back, suffering from chronic neck/shoulder pain for 9 months.