I had my first epi shot on C5/C6 on December 17th after months of suffering with left arm and shoulder tingling/numbness and left foot tingling/numbness. I remember after Christmas dinner that I had to go to bed early, I just was suffering too much. Then I woke up on the 26th and immediately felt better, now 9 days since the shot. And, the pain and numbness has continued to improve to the point that I almost feel like I did before this all started happening to me back in June of this year.
Now I'm wondering, 13 days since the shot... how long will this last? Can I start to do the things I use to do? Should I just stay pretty much sedentary or maybe do some stretching and physical therapy?
Tomorrow I go for another MRI, this time on my lumbar region to rule out stenosis there. Doctor thinks that my foot troubles are due to something going on in the L region. I maintain that is is all from the neck and the fact that things are better is proof.
60 year old male: See my Medical History tor full report on my condition, now diagnosed as Cervical Stenosis C5/C6 and C6/C7 moderate to severe.