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IV sedation for injections

Hope53HHope53 Posts: 1
edited 08/13/2015 - 5:18 PM in Lower Back Pain
I complained about me losing my short term memory when I wAs given versed and fentanyl, so now he won't give it to me for sedation when I get my SI joints and L5 nerve root injections. He said he would use benedryl and fentanyl instead. I'm worried I will feel the horrible pain during the procedure. Has anyone just have benedryl and fentanyl with these injections? If so, did you feel pain during the procedure?

I have had countless number of spinal injections, mostly epidurals
The only time I experiences any pain during the procedure and afterwards was when the doctor performed the procedure with the naked eye without the use of a fluoroscope or x-ray device.
The spinal injection procedures should not be painful at all. There is pinches, perhaps like a bee sting. Some people have a much more difficult time with these injections. Not sure how much is pure physical discomfort vs emotional discomfort about the process itself.

Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator


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