Went for 1st injection this morning. I was sedated. He couldn't do the injection from the back due to the bones being so tight cause of my fusion. Instead he went in from the side of my neck. So far so good. Went to a Surgery Center to have it done. I had to put on a hospital gown, a blue head cover, get hooked up to an IV, heart monitor and oxygen just for an injection. WOW!!! You'd thought I was having actual surgery. I had a lumbar injection before and all I had to do was pull my pants down a little and raise my shirt. I guess the neck is a more sensitive area since it does contain the spinal cord. I have two more injections to go. 3 is all I'm allowed in a 6 month period. The only bad thing I can say about today is, I can't remember anything during the first hour after I woke up and left the Center. I was still in what you would say "LaLa Land". Before all this took place, I was examined and I was told I would have to have trigger point injections in my left shoulder and left side of neck cause of the swelling in that area. I hope those work.