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Worse pain after last facet joint injections

LateedaLLateeda Posts: 2
edited 08/21/2014 - 4:12 PM in Spinal Injections
I have a concern and hope someone has feedback for my question. I have had facet joint injections 6 times. Have never gotten much relief. Since my last set, (couple of months ago) I have been in the worst pain EVER. I can barely walk, stand or sit. I am practically bed ridden!!! My concern is:: Is it possible that the doctor hit a disc or something with the needle?? I know something is really wrong. I have an appointment with a surgeon to see what he can do, but I still wonder. Anyone else experienced this or have any feedback p???? Thank you


  • Pain commonly flares post injection for a few days to a week or more. Was this simply a facet joint injection or are you talking about a rhizotomy? If the previous injections have not worked, why would you continue to get them?
    It would be very difficult for the injections to have hit a disc, the needles are not long enough , and would have to pass through the canal containing the spinal nerves to have that happen.
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