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Cerebral Steroidal Epidural

My dr wants me to have a Cerebral, Steroidal Epidural, I am only 45 & scared about this had cortisone done a month & a half ago & it barely helped, & hurt like crazy even though he said there was a numbing agent going in as the injections do I have epilepsy also & am concerned that since I am still feeling tons of pain, I am wondering if I will end up living with the pain the rest of my life & if getting this epidural is worth it, especially since there's no guarantee & I could actually be worse afterwards.

Anyone have these & have any words of wisdom?
c4-c7 fusion & cadaver bone October 3 2013


  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 09/16/2013 - 6:54 PM
    I am including a link to a post regarding pain management steps for getting chronic pain treated, and it applies to cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas. It might help you to see that there are steps to getting pain treated, and injections are just one step in the process. In many instances, these injections work well, and do relieve pain for days, weeks and in some cases months.....so they are well worth at least trying once or twice to see if they do help. They are also used to diagnose /confirm that a suspected area that is believed to be the pain cause is in fact that area. If it relieves the pain, then it confirms the area, if not, it helps to rule that area out.http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/chronic-pain/chronic-pain-treatment-step-step
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