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Pain where I didn't have before!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Spinal Injections
I had my 2nd CESI yesterday. 1st gave maybe 2 days relief. This one - OMG! My arms feel like they weigh 100 lbs each. My left hand/elbow is in pain - and they didn't hurt before! My fingers were so curled and I couldn't straighten them. I can now, but still much pain. And a Mondo headache! :O
What the heck?!
I've left a message for the Dr.
Anyone had this?


  • actually had something similar happen to me but it was when I had an ablation after the initial injections. Keep on the phone until your doc calls you back. I hope that you can get some relief and get it quickly. Please keep us posted....take care...Miki
  • We went over everything and basically it's a case of the what he called nerve "trauma", I guess like nicking a nerve. When I told him about the problem being on the left, when my pain was on the right, he said that with all my neck damage and dealing with fractions of fractions, the solution went the wrong way unfortunately. He said the headache was also definately correlated. He told me to take 600 mg ibuprofren every 6 hours. He also gave me a phone number to call him in morning.
  • I called Dr. this morning to tell him things were the same and had added shoulder pain. He is calling in script for Soma. He said it won't help nerve pain but should help the tension pain that is being added because of the nerve pain. Also to drink lots of fluids / electrolytes.
    He told me he has one "Abby Normal" a week and I must be the one this week. - NICE! :(
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