A little history about myself I'm 26 yrs old, I'm active duty millitary, and I injured my neck at work in 2010. Sense then I've had a lamenectomy and discsectomy at the c6/7 level then 2 years later I had a fusion at the same level. Well fast forward to the present I'm still having issues I'm having all sorts of neck pain radiating up the left side of my head behind my ear. Intermetent hand and finger pain on my left side with forearm burning. So now I'm seeing a PM doc who started me on a ESI and after the first one I felt worse for the next week then felt good. Really good actually but it was short lived.. So when I went in for my 2nd shot a month after the first one he said the ESI wasn't what I need that a facet block would be more beneficial. So now I'm waiting for my appointment to see how it will work the only thing I'm worried about is that 2 days after I get them I'm going to sea for about a month and I keep reading about all the side effects. Kinda has me worried. The PM doc is doing the blocks from c4/7. Should I be worried about a flare up or something? My diagnosis from all my MRIs was DDD, stenosis, herniated disc's my newest is at the t1/2 level all kinds of stuff. I still work probaly 60 hours a week. And I'm not really looking to give up working. I guess I'm just looking for real life experiences everyone has had with them. Thanks everyone.